South Taiwan teen missing after meeting with sex offender

14-year-old middle school student goes missing after meeting with stranger in northern Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/31
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Missing student (right). (Facebook, 新竹大小事 photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female middle school student surnamed Liu (劉) has been missing since Aug. 29 and it appears that she may have met with a convicted sex offender before disappearing.

A 14-year-old student left her home in Kaohsiung on Saturday (Aug. 29) and took a Taiwan High-Speed Rail (THSR) train to Hsinchu. As soon as she boarded the waiting automobile of a stranger, her family and friends lost contact with her.

Anxious, her mother called the police for help, but they found that her GPS coordinates were constantly changing and they were unable to pinpoint her location. A user of the popular online message board PTT found through data comparison and analysis that the email and phone number of the man who met with the girl matched that of a 31-year-old man surnamed Lo (羅) who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting two middle school girls in 2018, reported ETtoday.

Lo has been convicted on two counts of sexual assault, and according to the court verdict, he worked as a district manager in a security company in 2018 and was responsible for interviewing new candidates. He took advantage of his position to find underage girls looking for part-time work on the job-hunting website.    [FULL  STORY]

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