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Report: Chinese official confesses to raping 10 girls

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 1:09 AM EDT, Sun May 27, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Li confesses to the crimes, Xinhua reports
  • He was Communist Party's deputy director in Yongcheng city, report says
  • No details given on victims' ages

(CNN) -- A Communist Party official in central China's Henan province was in police custody after authorities said he confessed to raping more than 10 girls, state-run media said Sunday.

Li Xingong confessed to the crimes during police questioning and will face "swift and severe punishment," according to the Xinhua news agency.

Li was the party's deputy director in Yongcheng city, Xinhua said.

The report did not offer additional details, such as the victims' ages or where the alleged crimes took place.

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