Series of cases in China bring school sex abuse out of shadows

June 3, 2013 6:54 AM

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Nine cases of sexual abuse in the last three weeks in Chinese schools involving more than 30 children have brought the neglected crime to light, as officials speak up and protesters raise alarms.

BEIJING — In China's southern Hainan province, a school principal and a housing authority official were arrested after they allegedly took six girls ages 11 to 13 out to sing karaoke, got them drunk and spent the night with them in a hotel.

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