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Woman makes more accusations against legislator

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTER

A friend of the woman who killed herself after claiming that Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) sexually assaulted her made fresh allegations connected to the case yesterday.

Lee was accused of sexually assaulting a woman surnamed Yang in November 2004.

He was found not guilty in August last year after the Taipei Prosecutors' Office said that Yang had failed to provide sufficient evidence.

Yang's father on Wednesday accused Lee of ruining his daughter's life, but Lee responded by saying that he did not know Yang.

"How dare you, Lee Chuan-chiao say you did not know [Yang]? Do you still have conscience?" a tearful woman surnamed Chiang said yesterday at a press conference held by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Huang Chao-hui (黃昭輝).

Chiang said she had been Yang's best friend and that Yang had told her that she was seeing Lee.

"I knew that the first time they had sex, Lee and Yang both took ketamine hydrochloride. I also knew that Yang had an abortion because of Lee. The family name of the doctor involved is Chan," Chiang said.

She added that Yang had told her she didn't know that Lee had drugged her and that she had not intended to have sex with him.

Chiang said that she had decided to come forward because she couldn't tolerate Lee's lies.

"One of Yang's friends once saw you when you went to visit Yang. You also gave Yang a FENDI handbag as a present. Is this jogging your memory?" Chiang asked of Lee.

Chiang said that Lee had used drugs to control Yang.

"She [Yang] told me that she loved Lee very much as he taught how to release pressure by taking the drugs," Chiang said.

At a press conference yesterday Lee denied the accusations.

However, he appeared to have backtracked somewhat after claiming on Wednesday that he had not known Yang.

"I might have [seen Yang] at some social occasions," Lee said yesterday.

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