Girl raped as crowd watches

Agence France Presse

Beijing, April 27:

A young woman was raped by a man in a public toilet in north China as a crowd of some 40 bystanders stood by and watched, failing to help or call the police, state media reported today.

The incident took place on April 18 in Hengshui city in Hebei province when the 32-year-old garbage collector followed the 19-year-old woman into a public toilet and attacked her, the Beijing Youth Daily said.

Two police officers who came there 20 minutes after the assault started arrested the man at the scene.