The police took the report seriously and, after getting the girl's testimony, quickly started their investigation.
After a thorough investigation, they arrested Luo Hanjin officially.
He pleaded not guilty to the pedophilia charges, but a few woman-children protective institutions joined hands to bring the truth to light.
All the children at the welfare center went through medical examinations, and a dozen of them were found to be suffering from varying degree of bruises on their bodies. In fact, a few had also contracted sexual ailments.
With clear and substantiated evidences, Luo Hanjin was prosecuted, though he still denied the charges. He wanted to settle the matter by pulling strings, but his heinous acts caused a massive public outrage that could not be pacified. Due to the severity of his crime, which involved children, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment.
"What a beast." Li Hanlin shook his head.
Yun Tianyou furrowed his brows slightly. "I recall mommy being adopted by Yun Yecheng from this welfare center…"
The agent's face turned serious at that remark. "Director Yun are you worried…"
The boy's knuckles turned white as he clenched his fists tightly. With his face looking ugly, he stated, "I want to see him!"
The agent said, "This Luo Hanjin should be serving his sentence in prison now, but if you want to see him, I can make it possible for you!"
"Do so pronto."
The agent took out his hand phone at once and stepped to one side.
The boy continued to read through the information with a heavy heart. At the end of one of the data sheets was a list of all the orphans, with their names and photos, housed in that welfare center at that time.
His sight fell on one of the pictures at a quick glance.
In the photo, a sweet-looking girl looked unemotionally at the camera lens. Her eyes looked dead and desolate, just like an empty pool of water.
Her raven black hair complemented her scrawny face. She looked malnourished with a wan face. She was even poorly dressed.
Is this… mommy when she was young?
Why was she so skinny?!
He frowned heartbreakingly as his slender fingers traced the girl in the photo while his heart pined in pain.
Li Hanlin hung up the phone and walked over to the boy, only to find him staring numbly at a photo. He saw a nine-year-old girl in the image and suddenly recalled an important matter.
"I went to the welfare center today and heard a tidbit."
"A worker there mentioned that there used to be a girl 15 years ago who suffered from depression due to being accused of stealing and being abused by the teachers and her peers."
"Eh. Because of the state of her mind, she tried taking her life by going on a hunger strike. She was later sent to the hospital and was treated there for half a year. Eventually, the family that adopted her donated a large sum to the orphanage. She's the girl I'm talking about."
"…" Yun Tianyou's pupils contracted as he slowly raised his head. "Depression?! Suicide?! That serious!"
"Eh. It can be serious. Anorexia will develop for severe cases." The agent looked down at the photo again and found the image oddly familiar.
He glanced up at the little boy whose eyes could not stop flashing a cold and bitter look. That was when he let out a reaction from his shocking realization. "Director Yun, is this girl in the photo your…"