WANSHU, CHINA - A school teacher in China turned out to be every parent's worst nightmare, raping and sexually abusing 26 girls less than 12 years old. The man was executed by the state for the crimes.
The Chinese court found the man to be "a grave threat to society," noting that the attacks happened in the span of just one year. The victims were mostly the children of migrant workers, left behind while their parents moved elsewhere to look for work.
Local media covered the story with caricatures of the man depicted as a wolf eating children. His death sentence was met with widespread approval on state-monitored news blogs. Many Chinese citizens expressed shock over the age of the victims, saying "a death sentence is too good for this man."