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Taiwan News Quick Take

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CRIME

Shooting suspect arrested

The main suspect in the killing of a policemen earlier this week was arrested yesterday evening, police said, adding that the suspect, Chen Chun-ta (陳俊達), had taken police to retrieve the gun he allegedly used in the shooting. An off-duty policeman surnamed Wang (王) was shot dead at a piano bar in Taipei early on Monday morning after he and two friends clashed with Chen and some acquaintances. Earlier yesterday, police officers told a press conference that three Vietnamese nationals who were with Chen when the crime occurred had turned themselves over to officials. As of press time, Chen was still being questioned by police.

CRIME

Man gets 4,613 years in jail

The owner of a private school in Greater Taichung surnamed Wang (王) was sentenced to 4,613 years and 10 months in prison by the Taiwan High Court’s Taichung branch for sexually assaulting female students. The court said Wang, 46, would serve a 30-year term in accordance with the law. Wang can appeal to the Supreme Court. The ruling said Wang sexually assaulted 12 girls a total of 1,103 times. Several girls were assaulted almost every day, and one girl was sexually assaulted 536 times in three years. The girls were aged between first grade and sixth grade. Between September 2006 and June 2010, Wang sexually assaulted the girls during class or in a school van when taking them home, the ruling said. Wang inappropriately touched the victims and sometimes raped them, it said. The ruling said victims told the court that Wang said he would be sentenced to death if they told their parents and the girls would go to jail, too. Some girls were given NT$50 after being assaulted, the ruling said.

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