A female college student in Dalian city, Liaoning province was forced to have sex with a man for months after being abducted by him, Modern Express reported. The suspect has been put into criminal custody by police.
The 22-year-old, in her third year at college, met the self-styled "armyman" online three years ago. They arranged their first meeting in Dalian in February after the man lied that his right eye had been blinded while doing a "Good Samaritan" deed.
The girl believed what he said and recommended a hotel near her campus to him. She was raped that night, beginning her months-long nightmare.
The victim was taken to the man's sister's rented house a few days later. She was threatened not to tell her parents otherwise her whole family would be killed.
She escaped in April and returned to college, but was tracked down by the man and caught three months later. Since then, she suffered regular violence and sexual abuse. Whenever she mentioned going home, she would be beaten.
In September, the suspect took the victim to Shandong province to avoid her family. The girl again managed to escape and reported to local police on Sept 13. The man was detained.
Police said the girl and her family had many opportunities to call them but had failed to do so.
The incident occurred at a time when a series of missing young women had been reported. Police warned that female students should raise their awareness.
On Aug 9, a 20-year-old student in Chongqing mistakenly took an unlicensed taxi and later was killed by the driver. Three days later a 19-year-old student was robbed and killed on her way from Suzhou to Nanjing.
On Aug 21, a 22-year-old student in Jinan city was kidnapped by an unlicensed cab driver and held for four days. She was beaten and raped before being rescued by police.
Eight days later a 21-year-old student in Zhejiang province was followed and killed by a man after leaving her home.
On Sept 2, a 23-year-old college student in Henan province went missing. Her body was found in a well two days later and on Sept 13, a 13-year-old girl in Xi'an, Shaanxi province went missing. She had not been found as of Wednesday.