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77 Preschool Staff Prosecuted for Alleged Child Abuse in Two Years

An official of the Supreme People's Procuratorate said that preschools' poor management and the lack of employee training and qualifications are to blame for the high number of child abuse incidents in the businesses. Above, an RYB Education kindergarten in Beijing was the site of a child abuse case in November. Photo: IC
An official of the Supreme People's Procuratorate said that preschools' poor management and the lack of employee training and qualifications are to blame for the high number of child abuse incidents in the businesses. Above, an RYB Education kindergarten in Beijing was the site of a child abuse case in November. Photo: IC

Sixty-nine preschool employees have been arrested and 77 prosecuted for alleged child abuse in the past two years, China’s top prosecutor’s office said.

Those prosecuted included people who were arrested before 2016.

Zheng Xinjian, who heads the juvenile crime division at the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, said Thursday that poor management and lack of employee qualifications and training are to blame for the incidents.

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