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Chinese primary school headmaster jailed for rape

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese teacher who raped two elementary school girls and harassed another four has been jailed for 14 years and six months, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Li Jianguo, 49, headmaster of a rural primary school in Chenggu county in the northwester province of Shaanxi, was convicted of crimes committed from October of last year to May 2007.

“Li lured the six girls back to his office under the pretext of one-on-one tutoring before harassing them. He raped two of the girls,” Xinhua said, citing the court verdict.

In June, a Chinese middle school teacher in Gansu province was sentenced to death for raping 18 schoolgirls over a period of less than four years, Xinhua said at the time.