Chinese exchange student convicted of sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl is deported from US on plea deal
The courthouse in Torrington, Connecticut, where Yulong Li accepted a plea deal on Thursday. Photo: Connecticut Judicial Branch
 
Yulong Li, 17, had ‘forcible sexual contact’ with the girl, who was a member of his host family, police said. He left for China immediately following his sentencing on Thursday
 
A Chinese foreign exchange student who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old Connecticut girl has left the US after being sentenced to time served.
 
The Republican-American reports that 17-year-old Yulong Li was sentenced Wednesday under a plea agreement to the 45 days he had already served for a third-degree sexual assault conviction.
 
Li left for China following sentencing at Torrington Superior Court. He isn’t expected to return to the US because of his sex offender status.
 
He was arrested in March 2017 after sexually abusing the girl, who was a member of the host family he was staying with in New Hartford.
 
Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Dawn M. Gallo said Li had forcible sexual contact with the girl, while the mother of the girl told Judge Kari A. Dooley about the challenges the family has endured since the assault happened.
 
He was prosecuted as an adult due to the seriousness of the offence; prosecutors could have returned him to the juvenile docket but declined to do so.
 
It is unclear which school he attended.
 

Related Stories
Share this page
Touched Sympathetic Bored Angry Amused Sad Happy No comment

Chinese exchange student convicted of sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl is deported from US on plea dealMike Pompeo says Korea summit talks are ‘moving in right direction’ but meeting still hasn’t been confirmedChina to curb urban sprawl around high-speed rail stationsOver 40 percent of college graduates willing to work in China's new first-tier citiesGaokao season: China to embark on National College Entrance ExaminationUS move to tighten visa policy targets STEM studentsChina's inland provinces consider feasibility of building free trade ports after Hainan planUS trade adviser undercuts claim that trade war is ‘on hold’ as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross preps for BeijingChinese healthy lifespan overtakes U.S. for 1st time:  WHOChina’s top prosecutor raises alarm about rise in child molestation
< Prev Next >