Canadian pop singer Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years in prison for rape
BEIJING — A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison after convicting him of crimes including rape.
The Chaoyang District Court in Beijing said investigations showed that from November to December 2020, the man also known as Wu Yifan raped three women.
He also convicted him of the crime of gathering a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity in July 2018, the court’s official WeChat account said.
The court also said Wu would be deported, although lawyers in China said deportations usually take place after a defendant has served their sentence.
Wu was arrested in Beijing on July 31 last year after an 18-year-old Chinese student publicly accused him of inciting her and other girls, some under the age of 18, to have sex with him.
Officials from the Canadian Embassy in Beijing attended the sentencing, according to state media.
The Canadian Embassy did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.