An Alibaba logo is seen in Hangzhou, the province of Zhejiang of East China, on March 21, 2016. [Photo/IC]

A man was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a court in the province of Shandong El El Wednesday after he was convicted of committing indecent assaults against an employee of the China Electronic Commerce giant Alibaba.

The popular court of the Huaiyin district in Jinan, capital of Shandong, announced the verdict of Zhang Guo, who was a Alibaba client when he met when the former employee, surname Zhou met, for the first time for the first time On July 27 of last year in a restaurant.

and in his private room when the woman got drunk that day.

around 7 am the next day, Zhang went to a hotel where Zhou stayed and then abused her from her room, added her statement. / P>

He said that Zhang's behavior complied with the standards for the crime of coercive indecency, since he took advantage of Zhou's drunkenness for committing indecent acts with her against her will.

He added that he made the ruling after Zhang chose to declare himself not guilty.

The case caught the generalized attention last year after Zhou published a detailed internal publication that stated that its male manager, surnamed Wang, and Zhang sexually assaulted her in a hotel room during a business trip To Jinan on July 27.

She said in the publication that he had complained the incident to the Alibaba Human Resources Department, but was ignored.

The publication quickly caused intense public criticism in Alibaba, which fired Wang on August 9, while the Zhang client, who worked for the supermarket Jinan Hualian, was also fired.

During that business trip, Zhou, Wang and two other Alibaba employees had gone to Jinan to negotiate an agreement, and drew four of the supermarket workers, including Zhang, after a contract.

In August last year, Zhang and Wang were arrested by Jinan Police.

late R, Jinan's prosecutors approved Zhang's arrest for the alleged crime of acting indecently against women, but said Wang's behavior did not constitute that crime.

Wang finally turned 15 days in administrative detention. >

Zhang appealed before the Superior Court, Thepaper, a means of communication based in Shanghai.

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