Beijing summer camp coach has been fired and arrested after being accused of molesting a pair of 12-year-old twin girls while they were vulnerable and away from home.
The allegations against the counselor first appeared last Friday after a screenshot of a message written by the twins’ mother warning other parents about what happened circulated online.
From July 22nd to 28th, the girls stayed at the camping site at the Yesanpo Scenic Area in nearby Hebei province. When they arrived at the site, they found that there were only a few female coaches and that the male coaches were free to randomly go into the girls’ room. The twins said that they were forced to shower with the lights off, afraid that one of their male coaches might come in at any time. Once, when a male coach barged into the room, the girls scrambled to find their clothing and yelled, “We’re taking a shower!” But the coach simply replied, “So what?”
Then, on the night before they were scheduled to return home, Wenwen was awoken by a male coach surnamed Yu sitting by her bedside and caressing her cheek. “I’ve been waiting for you for 40 minutes,” Yu said when she opened her eyes. He then brought her outside and began talking about her as if she was his girlfriend, continuing to touch her face for the next two hours.
During lunchtime the following day, Yu called over the other twin, Jingjing. The girl said that she didn’t suspect anything amiss because she had recently hurt her feet and thought that Yu had got her some medication. Instead, Yu brought her to a spot where the security cameras couldn’t see and forcibly kissed her for more than 10 seconds before she managed to escape his clutches.
Before they left, Yu asked the twins for their home address and told them to turn on the GPS function on the QQ app. After they returned home, he even messaged the twins, saying that their birthday was coming up and he wanted to go out for a meal with them.
Their mother soon noticed that her daughters were acting strangely and detected that something must be wrong. Eventually, she managed to get the full story out of them and immediately reported the incident to the police and contacted Fun Games for an explanation. The following morning, she stormed into the camp agency’s office in Beijing, only to be notified that the coach had been fired.
Yu has been taken into police custody. He has denied that he molested the twins, claiming that he was only taking care of them.