BEIJING, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Beijing security guard has been convicted in what may be China's first prosecution of a sexual assault on a man, a court said.
The guard, 42, was working at the Haosha Sports Center in the Chaoyang district, court spokesman Wang Liying told the China Daily Tuesday.
Late on the night of May 9, the guard raped the 18-year-old victim in their dormitory. The victim called police, who detained the perpetrator the next day.
The case was tried in a private session to preserve the victim's privacy.
In September, the guard was convicted of intentional injury, sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay 20,000 yuan ($3,026) in compensation.
Rape is defined in Chinese law as forcing a female to engage in sexual intercourse against her will, so the case did not qualify. A lawyer said a rape conviction would have meant at least three years in prison.
China University law professor Hong Daode said the law should be changed to include male rape.
Although the guard was convicted of intentional injury, he is probably the first Chinese sentenced for sexually assaulting a man, the Mirror Evening News of Beijing reported.