A court in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region said on Saturday it has sentenced a kindergarten teacher to life in prison for sexually assaulting 12 girls.

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The Intermediate People’s Court in Yinchuan found the defendant, Huang Zhenxin, guilty of raping or molesting 12 of his students.

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Huang was a teacher at a rural kindergarten in the city of Lingwu.

Lingwu police said Huang sexually assaulted the girls after he told them he would tutor them on their homework.

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The kindergarten offered compensation to the victims.