A University of Massachusetts student Wang Weilang was acquitted by a jury of 10 female and 2 male of all charges.
On February 19, 2013, eighteen year old computer science major Wang called the campus police to confess that he had raped a girl, a fellow UMass student from China whom he met at the orientation, and was subsequently arrested. Wang was charged with rape, indecent assault and battery. The jury reached their decision after a one hour discussion on April 30, 2014.
The jury believed that Wang conspired together with the girl to file a false police report to justify the girl's 'conversion' to him from her previous boyfriend who was in China at the time. What a twisted plot.
What was also worth mentioning was that during the trial, Wang showed the court his SAT scores with 'very low scores in English reading comprehension and writing'. Recall that it was Wang who called the police after the alleged 'rape', because the girl's English was poor. You would wonder what was the admission standard for the University of Massachusetts.
Readers may compare the verdict to the original media description of the crime:
According to court files, the alleged victim said she and Wang had been socializing for about a month before the alleged assault. However, she told Wang she had no romantic interest in him because she already had a boyfriend.
About 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2013, the two were studying in his room when the alleged victim became tired and Wang offered to let her nap in his bed.
The woman said after about 30 minutes, Wang climbed into bed with her, began kissing her, removed her pants, fondled and assaulted her, according to court records.
The woman protested, and at one point Wang was sitting on top of her and gave the woman her cell phone so she could call her boyfriend and tell him what happened, which she did, according to her statement to police.
The woman told Wang she would contact police if he continued the assault, and he allegedly replied, “I’ll go to the police department with you,” according to court files.
Wang called the police himself and told them he wanted to speak with an officer because he “attempted to rape someone,” according to court records.
According to the woman’s statement to police, Wang agreed to call the police himself because she did not know what English words to use to describe what happened.
Wang waited with the woman for police to arrive, according to court records.
For most, this is probably an unnecessary rendition of Gua Sha.