The first-instance judgment of the “Ali female employee was violated”: Zhang Guo was sentenced to one and a half years in prison, and his wife said that she would appeal against the verdict
Cover reporters Zhang Yidan Bian Xue Shi Wei
On June 22, there was a new progress in the case of “a former Alibaba female employee being molested”. The People’s Court of Huaiyin District, Jinan City publicly sentenced the defendant Zhang Guo in the first instance of the forced molestation case and sentenced Zhang Guo to one year in prison for the crime of forced molestation. six months.
On the morning of the same day, Ms. Zhou replied to the cover reporter through WeChat, she said that she had just seen the verdict on the news, “I don’t know how to describe how I feel now, I have waited too long for this verdict… I am very aggrieved. , is sad, but no one empathizes with me.”
Zhang Guo’s wife, Ms. Ji, told the cover reporter by phone that she refused to accept the verdict and would appeal.
Zhang Guo’s wife had previously told the media that she believed Zhang Guo was innocent. Zhang Guo’s attorney Feng Yanqiang introduced that Zhang Guo appeared in court today by video connection. “After the judge read the verdict, he asked Zhang Guo whether to appeal, and Zhang Guo said he would appeal.”
Zhang Guo’s first-instance verdict in compulsory molestation case
Constitutes the crime of forced indecency, sentenced to one year and six months in prison
On June 22, 2022, the People’s Court of Huaiyin District, Jinan City publicly pronounced the first-instance judgment on the defendant Zhang Guo’s forced indecency case, and sentenced the defendant Zhang Guo to one year and six months in prison for the crime of forced indecency.
After hearing, the court found out that on the evening of July 27, 2021, Zhang Guo met the victim Zhou for the first time while participating in the banquet. At about 7 o’clock the next day, Zhang Guo went to Zhou’s hotel room and committed indecent acts to Zhou again.
The court held that the defendant Zhang Guo violated the will of the woman and molested the victim while he was drunk, and his behavior constituted the crime of compulsory molestation. The fact that the public prosecution agency accused Zhang Guo of committing the crime of forced indecency is clear, the evidence is reliable and sufficient, and the accusation is convicted. Zhang Guo showed no confession and repentance, and should be punished according to law. Accordingly, the court made the above judgment.
The woman called the police and said she was “drunk and forced to molest” another party was detained for 15 days
On August 7, 2021, Zhou Mou, a former Ali female employee, issued an open letter and handed out flyers in the company canteen, accusing her superior Wang Mouwen and customer representative Zhang Guo of being drunk and molested when she was on a business trip in Jinan to entertain customers. In the open letter, Zhou said he had reported the case and was awaiting legal sanctions.
The Huaiyin District Branch of the Jinan Public Security Bureau submitted to the Huaiyin District Procuratorate for review and approval of arrest on the grounds that Zhang Guo was suspected of compulsory indecency and Wang Mouwen was suspected of compulsory indecency.
On August 25, 2021, Zhang Guo was arrested by the People’s Procuratorate of Huaiyin District, Jinan City on suspicion of compulsory indecent assault. On September 6, 2021, the Huaiyin District People’s Procuratorate made a decision not to approve the arrest of Wang Mouwen in accordance with the law. The Huaiyin District police terminated the investigation of Wang Mouwen and made a decision to detain him for 15 days.
On November 25, 2021, Alibaba terminated the labor contract with Ms. Zhou on the grounds that Ms. Zhou violated provisions 1, 5 and 3 of the “Alibaba Group Employee Management System”. Zhou once said in an interview with Dahe Daily that he would not accept the result and would defend his rights through legal means.
From June 6 to June 7, 2022, the defendant Zhang Guo’s forced molestation case was heard in the People’s Court of Huaiyin District, Jinan City. Zhang Guo, one of the parties to the case, appeared in court after being detained for 302 days. Witnesses Ms. Zhou, Wang Mouwen did not appear in court.