By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
In the company of Kaohsiung City Councilor Chen Hsin-yu, a soldier identified only as “Mr. B” accused the military of mishandling a sexual harassment case on Oct. 4. He said a master sergeant in the 8th Army Corps surnamed Wang had sexually harassed a female corporal several times from June to August, with behavior including bear hugging, kissing, and sexting.
MR. B said he and several of his comrades had jointly written letters to report the case to high-level authorities in the military’s chain of command, but the military only gave Wang three minor demerits for “disobedience and neglect of duty” without mentioning the alleged sexual harassment and without referring the suspect to prosecutors for investigation. Mr. B also accused the military of transferring the whistleblowers from their original units and of only handing the case to prosecutors on Sept. 30 after the whole thing was exposed to the public. [FULL STORY]