Chinese rapist appeals death sentence

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A Chinese farmer has appealed against his death sentence for raping 116 women.

Dai Qingcheng, 46, was sentenced in December for raping the women between 1993 and 2009 in Anhui province in eastern China, the China Daily reported. The paper said he appealed to the Higher People's Court of Anhui, but did not say when the case would be heard.

Dai usually targeted the wives of men who had left home to find work in bigger cities. His victims ranged from young girls to women in their fifties and included a pregnant woman.