leaves me wondering

I wonder if anybody else thinks that there is something not quite right about these two recent articles.

Child rapist hunted by police for second time

15/Oct/2005 Vietnamnet

A 24 year old man is being hunted by Hanoi police again after serving a five-year conviction for child rape. Hoang Quy Duy, born in 1981, from Ha Tay near Hanoi is wanted by police after allegedly raping a nine-year old girl at a school toilet on October 12.

Previously, Duy was imprisoned for five years for child rape and was released on December 6, 2004. Just ten months later he committed the same type of crime, police said.

Corrupt oil officials sentenced

VietNam News Service
Thursday 20 October 2005

HCM CITY – The Ba Ria Vung Tau court handed yesterday a life sentence to one man and prison terms of 4 to 22 years to six others for embezzling of public money and “intentionally acting against State regulations on economic management and causing serious consequences”…

They were accused of causing losses of US$3,464,675 to the State coffers.