TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Vigilantes tossed eggs at the clinic and car owned by a doctor early this morning, after news broke yesterday that he had raped a migrant worker while she was undergoing an abortion procedure.
Yesterday (Feb. 21), news broke that Lin Chin-jen (林勤人), a 61-year-old physician and owner of Doctor Altus Obstetrics and Gynecology in Taoyuan's Zhongli District, had been accused of using an excessive dosage of anesthetic on a female migrant worker before undergoing an abortion to first sexually assault her in April last year. Lin's wife captured the doctor in the act of assaulting the victim with a concealed camera, and after being confronted by police, Lin confessed to the crime and was yesterday charged with aggravated forcible sexual intercourse (強制性交罪).
At 3 a.m. this morning, officers from the Taoyuan Police Department, Zhongli Precinct received a report that the entrance to an obstetrics and gynecology clinic had been splattered with dozens of eggs, while the windshield of a car parked below had been smashed. When police arrived on the scene, there were no signs of the perpetrators of the vandalism.
Eggs seen smashed on Lin's clinic and car. (Taoyuan Police Department, Zhongli Precinct photo)
Residents told police that they heard a loud crashing sound and when they went downstairs, they saw the car, entrance, and pavement covered in broken egg shells and egg yolk. The Lin family was so terrified by the commotion, that they called the police at 10 a.m. this morning.
Neighbors told Liberty Times that after news spread of the story on the internet yesterday, many strangers started to gather outside the clinic, which is also Lin's residence by the afternoon. Witnesses said that there were many foreign nationals among the angry mob waiting for Lin to step outside to exact their revenge for his despicable deed.
However, the door of the Lin residence was locked shut and the couple did not dare to venture out.
Eggs splattered on Lin's car. (Taoyuan Police Department, Zhongli Precinct photo)
Police said that they will review surveillance camera footage at the nearby intersection to identify the suspects. Police appealed to the public to remain rational and not break the law.