hinese women were given another reason to fear for their safety after a video clip was released online showing a young woman being assaulted by a man in a hotel corridor while staff stood idle and watched. According to the victim, who uploaded the clip, she would have been abducted by her attacker if another guest hadn’t intervened. Local police refused to launch an investigation until the video of the attack went viral, angering her further.
Pressured by public criticism, police now claim to have apprehended the suspect in the video, who reportedly confessed that he was a member of a prostitution ring and had mistaken the victim for a sex worker working for a rival organization.
Netizens decried the seeming superiority of microblogs over the police in terms of dispensing justice, while also speculating whether the police were involved in prostitution at the same hotel.