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Former prosecutor hit with stiff sentence for sexual misconduct

Former prosecutor hit with stiff sentence for sexual misconduct

Kaohiung, Dec. 29 (CNA) The Kaohsiung District Court on Monday sentenced a former public prosecutor to eight years and six months in prison on charges of corruption, forced sexual intercourse, forced obscene acts and obstruction of personal freedom.
Wu Chieh-jen, a prosecutor of the Kaohsiung Public Prosecutors Office, was found guilty of committing the offenses against more than 10 women who were targets of his investigations between 1999 and 2006.
The court also decided to strip Wu of his citizen's rights for five years after he finishes serving his prison term.
The court ordered that before being put in jail, Wu should be subjected to mandatory treatment for his deviant sexual urges.
According to the prosecution, Wu used his influence as a prosecutor to coerce the women to have sex with him and succeeded in compelling one of the women to have sexual intercourse with him twice in June 2006.
Chung Chung-hsiao, a senior prosecutor of the Kaohsiung Prosecutors Office, said that Wu had been suspended from office since he was first detained in September 2006, and that in addition to the criminal proceedings, he was also sent to the Control Yuan for possible impeachment, a case that has yet to be decided.
(By Han Nai-kuo)




Updated : 2020-12-02 03:24 GMT+08:00