China: British tourist detained for alleged sexual assault

Posted on May 11, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Arrested

British tourist arrested in China ‘for sexual assault’ A British tourist has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a local woman in Beijing.A video of a British tourist sexually assaulting a local woman in Beijing has gone viral in China, prompting angry calls for him to be charged with attempted rape.
The 24-year-old man was arrested by Beijing police at 11pm on Tuesday night, after passers-by interrupted him in the act of attacking a young woman in the Xuanwumen area south of Tiananmen Square.sexual assault British tourist Beijing China Foreigner British tourist arrested alleged sexual assault drunk men attempted rape charge
“The man is under detention and investigation as per the law. The man is a British national, holding a tourist visa,” Beijing police said in a statement issued this morning.
The incident, which was captured on video as posted on the Youku website had been viewed more than 2.6 million times by Thursday lunchtime and has prompted thousands of incensed locals demanding the man be charged with attempted rape.
One netizen in Yantai, Shandong Province said, “Damn foreigner. You’d think it was 100 years ago when the foreigners came to China and did as they pleased.” video of a British tourist sexually assaulting a local woman in Beijing.

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