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Chinese Netizens Still Suspicious in Li Tianyi Gang-Rape Case

Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng).

Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng).

The following is a development on the gang-rape case involving Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng), the son of well-known military singer Li Shuangjiang. chinaSMACK readers will remember him when he first made headlines for a road rage assault incident in September 2011 where he and friends beat up a young couple. His father helped reached a settlement and he was sentenced to reeducation. After being released a year later in 2012, he changed his name but was arrested again months later in February 2013 on suspicion of being involved in a case of gang-rape. Last month, the lawyer representing Li Tianyi, Xue Zhenyuan, formally resigned from the case.

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Information about Adult Accomplice in Li Tianyi Case Exposed: 23-Year-Old Office Worker

The identity of the one and only adult co-conspirator in the Li Tianyi case has been confirmed. This morning, an insider revealed that person to be a 23-year-old male, surnamed Wang, from Beijing Dongcheng district, and an office worker of a certain company.

At present, there have been many various rumors regarding the Li Tianyi case. Many people suspected that the identity of Li Tianyi’s accomplice had not been made public was because of family background [connections].

Afterward, the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau made a response. Police indicated that the rumors online regarding the other several criminal suspects’ “family backgrounds” are untrue. The Beijing Police claim that at present, the case has already been transferred to the prosecutor’s office to be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng) with father Li Shuangjiang.

Among the 5 criminal suspects, 4 are minors, and in accordance with the relevant regulations of the “Law on the Protection of Minors”, with regards to criminal cases involving minors, the minor’s name, residence, photo, images, as well as any material from which the minor’s identity may be deduced cannot be revealed, and that’s why the situation regarding the suspects cannot be revealed.

Police at the same time say that the police have carried out the investigation and prosecution of this case strictly in accordance with the law throughout.

However, this meant that Li Tianyi’s accomplice is an adult, yet this person’s information too had not been made public. As a result, many netizens once again engaged in conjecture.

This morning, an insider disclosed to this reporter that the adult accomplice of Li Tianyi is a 23-year-old male, surnamed Wang, from Beijing Dongcheng district, and an office worker of a certain company.

Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng) and his BMW.

Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng) and his BMW.

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经常忙 [网易广东省手机网友]:

Took a few months to find a scapegoat/fall-guy.

网易湖南省手机网友:

When an American anti-war mother erects a tent to camp out in front of the White House, CCTV gives her encouragement. When the United States removes her tent, CCTV demands justice for her… When the American people occupied Wall Street, CCTV was like a carnival… When Shifang, Qidong, Yinggehai, Zhenhai, the people approach the gates of the municipal city government out of helplessness, CCTV is as silent as death. Fuck, the places you ought to comes to you don’t go, but the places that don’t care about you, you fucking run to faster than dogs!

网易江苏省苏州市手机网友:

Sorry, I don’t believe it!

网易浙江省杭州市手机网友:

The fall-guy has already been found, and [his information] can be made public now.

网易江西省抚州市手机网友:

Office worker? Are you trying to show the bottom limit of intelligence? Would Li Tianyi hang out with office workers?

网易山东省济南市网友 [内阁总理大臣李鸿章]: (responding to above)

Correct, office worker.
If it is a state-owned enterprise, even if it is the boss of a state-owned enterprise, he is technically still an office worker, because the the state-owned enterprise is owned by the country.
Companies are also not all the same.

最讨厌二狗子wz5418 [网易四川省遂宁市网友]: (responding to above)

It wouldn’t any ordinary company. The children of government officials all either enter the three oil barrels [PetroChina, Sinopec, CNOOC], China Mobile, China Network Communications (CNC), or some company that controls natural resources.

网易北京市手机网友 [畸形恋]:

May I ask if the police need any scape goats? 5 million plus an apartment within the 3rd Ring Road [of Beijing] and I’ll take the fall for all five people’s gang-rape crime!

网易英国手机网友: (responding to above)

This must be ding‘d, you and me will take the fall together! You take the money, and I’ll take the apartment!

网易福建省手机网友: (responding to above)

Softly asks, can a woman be a fall-guy?

Girls holding posters of  Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng).

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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