Woman confronts accused rapist in front of his class of students

·News Reporter
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Dramatic video has emerged of the moment a former student stormed the classroom of a teacher claiming he had drugged and raped her 15 years ago.

The 34-year-old woman can be seen marching along the corridor of a college in Conghua, northeastern Guangzhou in southern China, on Tuesday.

She enters the classroom of her former teacher and tells dozens of his students he allegedly drugged and raped her at her college dormitory in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province, in April 2006, Chinese publication The Paper reported.

A former student storms her accused rapist's classroom to confront him over the sexual assault.
Huang points at her former teacher, alleging to the class he drugged and raped her. Source: The Paper

In the short video, the woman can be seen addressing the class while pointing at the 46-year-old teacher, reportedly telling the students not to drink anything he gives them.

He can then be seen making a phone call before authorities arrive at the scene.

Guangzhou Conghua Public Security confirmed the woman's allegations were investigated and dismissed in May 2006 following interrogations, on-site inspections and hospital physical examinations, the Global Times reported.

Huang was questioned by police over her stunt and faced punishment from authorities over the disturbance. 

She later showed remorse for her behaviour, according to the Global Times.

China's #MeToo movement growing

Speculation emerged on Twitter-like site Weibo the woman had been paid 300,000 yuan ($60,000) as compensation from her school to settle the matter in 2006, but the claim, which is said to have come from a former classmate, is unverified. 

While many women are reluctant to speak out about sexual harassment and abuse in China's conservative society where victims can face blame themselves, a growing #MeToo movement has developed in recent years.

The introduction of a Civil Code in January has given much-needed clarification to victims who want to pursue legal action against their abusers.

Yet there are still concerns over how seriously a victim's account is taken while they are put off speaking out by low compensation and the ability for the accused to file their own lawsuit.

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