“Man was sentenced to 4 years, woman 3 years, it is too light!” Sisi’ family members all feel that criminals should be punished more severely. After some discussions, they decided to submit a complainant hoping for an appeal.
During the 145 days of waiting for the verdict, every time when Sisi’s parents think about their daughter’s experience, they could not help themselves but broke out and cry. March 10 this year 6 pm in the afternoon, Sisi was going home after school but was stopped by two girls in front of the school. One girl Xin (not her real name) is only 13 years old, the other, Wang is 21 years old. They told Sisi viciously that they wanted to talk to her and asked her to follow them.
Sisi has never seen these 2 girls before, but she heard about there are people in front of the school stopping students “asking for money”. She did not want trouble so she did not resist and followed them to a residential area. She did not know and never would have thought what was waiting for her is a nightmare thousands times worse than a robbery.
That day, it is already 10 pm and their daughter still did not come home yet, her parents were worried and went looking for her everywhere, They heard someone saw their daughter was taken away by 2 other girls, so they called the police.
Later that night their daughter came home, dazed and expressionless. After questioning her, parents found out what had happened. Although Wang and Song were arrested on the next day, the parents never imagined how their daughter was victimize. She was sent to a man as a “birthday present” and letting him to have sex with her.
“She was still wearing a school uniform.” Her mom could not make sense of this, her daughter who just turned 14 years old, did not make trouble with anyone. Why are these strangers targeting an innocent Jr. High school girl?
Protecting the privacy of minors, July 21, Wuhou city court decided on a closed trial. Defendant Wang admitted that she received Song’s text message asking her to bring a girl as his “birthday present”. So Wang and Xin went to the front of the Jr. high school forced Sisi to Song’s place. Xin took her into the bathroom made her showered then sent her over to Song’s bedroom. Afterwards song forced her to have sex with him.
Sisi’s mother said, they threatened her daughter in many ways, they let her “choose” “have sex with one guy, or get raped by 6 men”, “a 14 year old little girl, she was scared to death” Sisi’s mom said.
August 3, Wuhou court reached a verdict, defendant Song and Wang went against Sisi’s will to have sexual relations with her. Their actions constituted the crime of rape. Song and Wang was each sentenced to 4 and 3 years in prison. And also Xin will be tried separately as a minor.
“Rape criminals should be sentenced to 3-10 years, and the victim is a 14 year old minor, the sentence was too light!” Sisi’s parents consulted statistics of rape case punishment, think criminals hurt their daughter should be punished more severely. Sisi’s mother saw side note on the sentence “defendant Song’s mother is willing to pay compensation”. She said “Defendant’s lawyer first contacted us before, saying defendant’s family is willing to pay compensation, but not anymore.” But Sisi’s family said compensation is not important, what is important is to “sentence (them) more years in prison”, because their daughter’s personality has changed since the incident. Her mental condition worries the entire family, her future becames something no one wants to think about.
After Sisi went through her experience, once a lively and cheerful girl now rarely speaks, even when she is speaking now her tone became very vicious and hot tempered. The scariest thing was, Sisi has a pet dog, she loves the dog, but after the incident, when the dog wags its tails in front of her, she even kicked the dog away. One time she even bit the dog’s ear. “Only see dogs bite human, never human bites dogs!” Because the incident Sisi’s mother lost weight, her father often drink to forget. They do not dare to send Sisi to the hospital because every time when it is mentioned, she will “go crazy”.
“In order to do justice to our daughter, we have to appeal” Sisi’s parents started to contact a lawyer after the verdict, although they do not know whether the appeals will hold, they are still trying persistently.
Reporter: Liu Lu (刘璐)