60,000 suspects prosecuted in China for harming minors

Vastavam web: About 60,000 suspects were prosecuted in China for harming minors from January last year to April this year, including several high-profile abuse cases, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said today.Since last year, a total of 231 suspects have been prosecuted for offences in kindergartens, said Zheng Xinjian, a senior prosecutor in charge of underage cases at a press conference.The suspects of child abuse cases at a day care centre under contract to a leading travel agency in Shanghai and a nursery in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing are also being taken to the court, Zheng said.

Chinese prosecuting agencies have stepped up efforts against offenses involving minors, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.