11-year jail term sought for abduction suspect

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/29/2020
By: Flor Wang and Hung Hsueh-kung

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Kaohsiung, Dec. 29 (CNA) Kaohsiung prosecutors are seeking an 11-year jail term, based on the Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act, for a man charged with abducting a 14-year-old girl from Kaohsiung earlier this year.

Prosecutors asked the Kaohsiung District Court to hand down the sentence on the grounds that the 31-year-old suspect, identified as Lo (羅), showed no remorse for his severe offenses and that he posed a risk of recidivism.

The prosecutors also recommended heavy punishments for Lo's wife and two of his male friends surnamed Lu (盧) and Wang (王), all three of whom were charged with forgery, tampering with evidence and helping cover up Lo's crimes. They were also accused of trying to mislead police investigating the case.

Before Lo allegedly abducted the girl, he was found guilty in July of two sexual offenses by the Taipei District Court in separate cases dating back to 2018, for which he was sentenced to 10 years in jail.    [FULL  STORY]

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