Serial killer in northern China prosecuted on four criminal charges

Ding Xiaoxiao China Plus Published: 2017-04-25 11:24:15
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Police detained suspected serial killer Gao Chengyong in Baiyin, Gansu province, on August 26, 2016. [File photo: thepaper.cn]

Police detained suspected serial killer Gao Chengyong in Baiyin, Gansu province, on August 26, 2016. [File photo: thepaper.cn]

Suspected serial killer Gao Chengyong, detained in Baiyin, Gansu province last year, was prosecuted on four crimes, including intentional killing, raping, robbery and insulting the corpse, on Monday, April 24th, 2017. 

Gao Chengyong, 53 years old, was accused of the rape and murders of 11 victims, including an 8-year-old girl, in northern China. 

Gao Chengyong was caught in a grocery store by police in Baiyin on August 26, 2016. Nine murders linked to the suspect occurred in the city in Gansu province.

The Ministry of Public Security has said the suspect confessed to 11 murders in Gansu and Inner Mongolia autonomous region between 1988 and 2002.

Gao targeted young women dressed in red and would follow them home, where he would rape and kill them, often by cutting their throats. 

The killer also mutilated the victims' bodies, which resulted in the Chinese media dubbing him China's Jack the Ripper. 

(China Daily contributed to the story)

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