South Korean Taxi Driver Sentenced to 1 Year for Assaulting Female Passenger

David Lee, April 19, 2016, 7:58 a.m.

A taxi driver who sexually assaulted an inebriated female passenger was sentenced to a year in prison without probation Tuesday. According to the Ulsan District Court, the 57-year-old driver was charged last July for taking advantage of a passenger’s drunken state to commit indecent acts on her in a motel room.

The court determined, “The defendant’s indecent act and harassment resulted in a considerable amount of sexual humiliation and psychological shock for the victim,” and slapped him with a year in prison along with 40 hours’ rehabilitation program for sex offenders. 

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