It sounds like the beginning of a joke. "A man walks into a bar...." The punchline isn't so funny. A Chinese man allegedly abducted six women from a karaoke bar in China's Henan Province and turned them into sex slaves. Of the six women kidnapped, two of them were murdered. The story becomes even more sick and twisted as details continue to be discovered.
The Sex Slave Dungeon
When police discovered the women in the dirty underground cellar, only four were actually alive. Two had been murdered. One got beaten to death for "disobedience" and was buried near the women's sleeping quarters. The other had been murdered in a dispute over whose turn it was to pleasure the kidnapper, 34-year-old Li Hao.
The irony of this situation is that the women ended up falling in love with their abusive captor. They even competed for his affection and fought amongst themselves for the privilege of pleasing him. It's speculated that the second woman murdered wasn't killed by Li, but by another one of the female captors in a fit of jealousy. She was arrested for murder when the police raided the cellar.
The Sex Dungeon
Li kept his sex slaves captive for approximately two years. He fed them once every two days and spent about half of his days in the cellar with the women. His wife mistakenly thought that Li was at work fulfilling duties as a security guard. As time went by, Li's prisoners referred to him as "hubby" and "big brother." The dungeon was a dark, dank place with pungent odors and steel doors. Li spent more than a year digging beneath a rented storeroom to construct the sex slave quarters.
Li's plot was discovered when he sent one of his sex slaves onto the street to work as a prostitute. Li's wife claims to have no knowledge of Li's extracurricular activities.
While extreme, this case echoes the myriad of instances where women stay with and defend men who abuse them.