Story highlights

Li confesses to the crimes, Xinhua reports

He was Communist Party's deputy director in Yongcheng city, report says

No details given on victims' ages

CNN  — 

A Communist Party official in central China’s Henan province was in police custody after authorities said he confessed to raping more than 10 girls, state-run media said Sunday.

Li Xingong confessed to the crimes during police questioning and will face “swift and severe punishment,” according to the Xinhua news agency.

Li was the party’s deputy director in Yongcheng city, Xinhua said.

The report did not offer additional details, such as the victims’ ages or where the alleged crimes took place.