Student indicted after assault claims

By Rich Chang  /  Staff reporter

Tue, Aug 27, 2013 - Page 3

The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday indicted a Turkish student accused of sexually assaulting two women that he met online.

Investigators who searched the student’s residence said that they found 29 videos of him having sexual intercourse with women.

Prosecutors said the student is suspected of filming sexual encounters with women without their knowledge, but added that they are still collecting evidence.

The office said that in April, the 27-year-old student, identified only by his Chinese surname, Wang (王), invited a woman to his residence to watch him feed rabbits.

After she had been there for about 10 minutes, Wang allegedly touched her breasts, grabbed her and tried to rape her. The woman said she resisted and escaped.

Prosecutors said the woman reported the incident to the police, adding that after the alleged assault became public, a senior-high school student also contacted police saying that Wang had raped her.

Wang, who denied the accusations, said in English at a hearing: “I love this country” and “I really love and respect the people here.”

According to investigators, Wang said he filmed the consensual sexual encounters for his own viewing.

The office said that it hopes that any women allegedly assaulted by Wang or filmed having intercourse with him, will contact the police.