Molesting suspect held by police

Updated: 2012-06-15 02:43

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai (China Daily)

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Molesting suspect held by police

 

Wearing a short skirt, a woman waits on a subway platform in Beijing during the evening traffic peak hours on Thursday. Wang Jing / China Daily

 

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A man suspected of molesting a young woman in the Shanghai metro on Wednesday has been apprehended by police.

"The molester, who was encircled by onlookers and was stopped by security guards on the platform, ran away from the spot but was arrested last night," said a publicity officer surnamed Sun from the Shanghai Public Security Bureau.

"Police officers are hearing this case now," he said.

The woman passenger, who was wearing denim shorts, said she suddenly felt something hot falling on her leg when the crowded subway was approaching the People's Square Station — the city's central and busiest station — during morning rush hour on Wednesday.

"I first thought that it was someone's food," she was quoted as saying by Shanghai Morning Post. She later found that it was the ejaculate from a man about 30 years old standing to her right.

The two had an argument on the platform and when she intended to call the police the man ran away.

Police said they are intensifying crackdowns on such incidents, which occur more often in summer.

In another case this week, a 27-year-old man, surnamed Huang, put his mobile phone into a woman's skirt for sneak shots while pretending to squat down and tie his shoe on a subway platform in Shanghai on Tuesday. He has been held in administrative detention by police on charges of invasion of privacy.

On May 17, a 44-year-old native of Shanxi province exposed himself to several young women on the Beijing subwa