Kris was handed over to trial on charges of sexual assault and sentenced to 13 years in prison in the first trial.
Kris was sentenced to 11 years and 6 months in prison for rape and 1 year and 10 months in prison for group lewdness by the People’s Court in Chaoyang-gu, Beijing, on the 25th. Separate steps were taken to expel him from the country after he served his sentence.
In China, Rape is usually punishable by 3 to 10 years in prison. Kris received a longer sentence than this.
Kris, a Canadian national, was arrested on July 31 last year on rape charges. At the time, Chinese public security authorities explained, “We conducted an investigation into allegations that they had sex by luring young women several times.” Citing law enforcement authorities, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that Kris raped three women from November to December 2020, and had group sex at his home on July 1, 2018.