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E-Commerce CEO Arrested Over Sexual Assault Charges; Later Released

Sep 2, 2018 by Chauncey Jung CEO Arrested Over Sexual Assault Charges; Later Released

Chinese E-commerce Tycoon and’s Chief Executive Officer Liu Qiangdong was arrested on allegations of a sexual assault case in the US state of Minnesota on Friday. However, he was later released the next day, after what the company called a fake accusation.

Chinese media Caixin reported that Qiangdong is believed to be released on bail. According to the Hennepin county book records, after almost 16 hours, the suspect is now out of the custody. released an official statement after the incident received public attention.

The E-commerce company said on its official Weibo confirming that Liu was under arrest over ‘unverified allegations’ on his business trip in the United States.

JD also said that local police have conducted investigations and did not find any ‘inappropriate activities’. Liu will continue on his scheduled business trips.

This is an emerging story. More inputs awaited...

Chauncey Jung

Chauncey Jung works with a unicorn Internet firm based out of Beijing. In his earlier stint with Sohu, a lead online-news platform headquartered in Beijing, Chanucey wrote in English on various subjects, spanning from culture, politics to social changes. His professional experience pays him off an insider perspective over China's internet industry. Completed his bachelor and master education in Canada, Chauncey is obsessed with trending technologies and economic developments across Asia. He can be reached at

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