(From IFeng) Knocking open the hotel room door, several young men looked nervous and not fully dressed – a random police search unexpectedly gained the clues for a criminal licentiousness case which led to the arrests of 4 men. Recently, the court has sentenced the first homosexual group licentiousness case in Nanjing, three men were sentenced to imprisonment with a suspended sentence; one man was sentenced to detention with a suspended sentence. Among the four accused, two have college degrees, two have master degrees and all have decent jobs. They walked on this path because of high pressure from work and needed to vent, some also because of curiosity.
Last November 26, a policeman of Yueyahu station, Nanjing patrolled into a hotel. He knocked on a door and found several nervous looking young men, not fully dressed. The police also found some unused condoms in the room, so he integrated them. Those young men all admitted that they are homosexual, and opened the room to get ready for licentious activities. Then the policeman booked them to the police station and soon learned that a man named Liang Chen also organized such activities, so Liang was called to the police station as well.
Liang, 25 years old, confessed the fact that he had twice had sexual (licentious) activities in the hotel with Zheng Qiang and others. So Zhang Qiang was summoned to the station on the same night, he also confessed everything. The case had more and more people involved in, Li Hua, Qian Daping etc. more than a dozen people were summoned into the police station.
After investigation, these people all constituted group licentiousness, and 4 men including Zhang Qiang have been charged with the crime of group licentiousness. Zhang Qiang who had participated in the most number of licentious activities was detained and the rest were released on bail.
Among more than a dozen people involved in this criminal licentiousness case, some of them were not held criminally responsible due to low level of involvement. Nanjing Baixia Prosecutor charged the 4 men with criminal licentiousness and scheduled the prosecution in August of this year.
In court, 4 accused had no comments on the prosecutor’s allegations. They admitted their lack of legal knowledge and hope the court to give them a lighter punishment. Their lawyers also did not plead them innocence, but rather focused on other things like court’s orders, the fact that they turned themselves in, being first offender and good behaviors before and other circumstances.
“I am sorry to my parents for what I have done.” When giving final statement in court, suspect Qian Daping broke down in tears and recited Poem of Tang Dynasty – “Song of a Wanderer”…
Baixia Court confirmed that the 4 suspects organized and participated in group licentious activities numerous times, which constitutes criminal licentiousness. In the recent verdict, Zhang Qiang and 2 others were sentenced to prison with a suspended sentence; Qian Daping was sentenced to detention with a suspended sentence.
26 year old Zhang Qiang of Nanjing is currently working in a high-tech company. In the eyes of most girls, he looks handsome, has a stable job which is good marriage material. However, looks can be deceiving; Zhang Qiang is only interested in men.
On a “comrade” (slang for gay) website community, Zhang Qiang quickly made some friends. Then he joined “comrade” QQ group and also met up with these friends for dinners. When Zhang Qiang heard someone in his QQ group suggested a one night stand with many people, he had never had sexual relations with a man before, but the idea of many people having sex together was unimaginable to him. However, only after watching it once, he never refused it again. “Mainly is because too much pressure from work, I wanted to vent.”
30 year old Qian Daping is a manager of a company in Nanjing. Having all foreigners as customers, the company is a large state-owned enterprise in Jiangsu province. He was also an excellent student cadre when studied in a well-know university in undergraduate and graduate studies.
Different from Zhang Qiang, Qian Daping has a girlfriend, but deep down in his heart he approves homosexuality. He said, he was aware of his homosexuality in the age of 20, and was exposed to some gay people. Out of curiosity and thrill seeking, Qian Daping joined the activates Zhang Qiang organized.
September 23 last year, Qian Daping opened a hotel room and called his Internet friend “Moonlight”. A few phone calls and text messages later, 5 men stood in the room…
Nanjing Gulo Hospital director of Medical Psychology, Caoqiu Yun said that China’s traditional culture does not recognize same-sex sexual orientation, and because our law recognizes only the husband and wife relationship between a man and a woman, most gay people in China live a secret life.