|November 30, 2012
A man has been sentenced to death in China for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and then murdering two of them.
Li Hao, 35, was found guilty of murder, rape, organised prostitution, illegal detention and spreading pornography for profit.
He was given the death penalty at the Luoyan Luoyang Intermediate People's Court in Henan Province, Xinhua news agency has said.
The court heard how Li had dug the dungeon himself under a basement he had bought in Luoyang in 2009. He would trick the women into going there and then kept them prisoner, the court said.
The six women had been imprisoned for between two and 21 months. Li repeatedly raped the women, forced them to have sex with customers and made them appear in obscene web shows.