A Turkish man accused of trying to sexually assault a Taiwanese student he met online was sentenced to one year and 10 months in prison by the Taipei District Court yesterday.
The court said the student, identified only by his Chinese name, Wang Kai-chieh (王凱傑), will be deported after completing his prison term.
It added that Wang, convicted of attempted rape, may appeal the ruling to the Taiwan High Court.
The court said Wang on April 28 last year had dinner with a college student he met online and drove her back to his residence in his BMW sedan. Just after they entered the room, Wang held the victim, and tried to strip her and rape her, the court found. Wang stopped because the victim resisted furiously and cried, the court said, adding that a hospital examination found Wang’s DNA on the victim’s body.
The court said Wang said he never forced any woman to engage in sexual intercourse.
The court said a senior-high school student also accused Wang of sexually assaulting her twice at his residence in May last year, but there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him.
Wang is also suspected of filming bedroom encounters with women without their knowledge. Investigators who searched Wang’s residence had said that they found 29 video files on his cellphone and computer showing him having sexual intercourse with different women.
The Taipei District Prosecutors’ office said the investigation into the videos is ongoing.