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Chinese man purchases virginity of 17 girls

A middle-aged man, allegedly seeking 'good luck', purchased the virginity of 17 middle school girls in central China.

india Updated: May 25, 2006 18:00 IST

In a shocking case, a middle-aged man, allegedly seeking 'good luck', purchased the virginity of 17 middle schoolgirls in central China's Henan province, the state media reported on Thursday.

Last September, parents of two girls reported to the school officials that their daughters were wearing new dresses and had money they did not give to them.

After repeatedly questioning the girls, they said the money was given to them by a man in exchange for their virginity. School officials then called police, 'Shanghai Daily' reported.

Investigators found 10 more girls from the school who sold their virginity to the same man. The girls also gave police the mobile phone number of the man.

When they received payment for their virginity, they promised to introduce more virgins to the man.

After arresting Deng Jun, police said he confessed to purchasing the girls' virginity. He allegedly had sexual relations with 17 girls more than 20 times, including 12 girls under the age of 14.

The age of consensual sex in China is 14. Deng is in custody but has not been charged, China Daily reported.

Police did not confirm his motive although there were rumours saying he was seeking good luck.

Deng worked at a real estate company. He found an Internet tip that said having sex with a virgin would give him the luck he needed to get a promotion.

An officer involved in the probe denied the rumour.

School officials said the lack of parental guidance is part of the reason why Deng was successful.

First Published: May 25, 2006 16:49 IST