Beijing (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Authorities have detained a former official in a central Chinese city for allegedly raping more than 10 girls.
Officials in Yongcheng city referred queries Sunday to a statement by the city government that says Li Xingong confessed during a police interrogation to having raped more than 10 girls.
It says Li was detained on Friday.
Li was deputy director of the city's Communist Party committee's general office.
The statement says an investigation is ongoing and that Li will be "severely and swiftly punished" according to the relevant laws.
The case is being widely discussed on China's popular Twitter-like site, Sina Weibo, with many users expressing outrage against the former official.