Korean professor ordered to pay NT$800,000 in sexual harassment case

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/12/04
By: Flor Wang and Liu Shih-yi

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Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) A South Korean professor at National Chengchi University (NCCU), who was sentenced last year to 14 months in prison for sexual harassment, was ordered by a Taipei court Wednesday to pay NT$800,000 (US$26,230) in damages to two students.

Park Jae-kyung was accused of repeatedly and inappropriately touching female students against their will, when he was an assistant professor at NCCU from March to May 2017.

Under the guise of engaging in language exchange sessions, Park molested at least eight female students in classrooms and his research rooms at NCCU, according to Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃), who exposed the case on behalf of the students.

In a hearing conducted by NCCU's Gender Equality Education committee, it was determined that Park has touched the students on their thighs, arms, buttocks and other parts of the body without their consent.    [FULL  STORY]

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