More than 20 female students have stated that a 54-year-old Seoul National University (SNU) professor groped them.

On Thursday SNU announced it would approve the professor’s voluntary resignation letter.

If SNU upholds its decision, the professor will not see a cut in his severance pay or his pension. His records will also be clean and he will be able to apply for employment at other universities. The school’s investigation into the accusations, which is being conducted by the campus human rights center, will also close because he will no longer be a faculty member.

“It will take an exhaustive amount of time for us to decide whether to discipline him or not,” said Kim Byeong-mun, dean of SNU’s academic affairs, adding that the students who are required to take the professor’s courses will suffer in the long run should the probe continue.

But a university official who asked for anonymity calls this a “lame excuse.”

“It’s preposterous to let him go when the investigation is at its peak,” the official said.

The official added that sexual abuse “runs rampant” on Korean campuses.

Lee Sung-eun, Joongang Daily, 29 November 2014

That would be sexual abuse by both Korean professors and Korean students? Korean universities perhaps not the safest place to study for female students from both Korea and abroad?

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Daegu Dalseo Police Station confirmed yesterday that Yoon, a 54 year old local gang member, had been going from victim to victim, mooching from them and beating them up, police said.

Daegu Police said that Yoon, was arrested yesterday for constantly beating a mentally-disabled man. Authorities said that Yoon told his victim to “get stronger” while committing the abuse.

He was also charged two years ago and released this April for sexually assaulting a mentally-disabled woman in September 2012.

Korea Times, 29 October 2014

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The Office of Jasmine Lee  –  the first non-ethnic Korean and naturalized citizen to become a congresswoman in the Republic of Korea – reported that 10.7 percent of female workers from foreign countries were sexually abused in the Republic of Korea in 2013.

35.5% of the victims were raped.

Almost 90% of the victims said Korean employers or Korean managers abused them.

Claire Lee, Korea Herald, 24 October 2014

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The number of teenage victims of sex crimes went from 7,893 in 2011 to 8,808 in 2012 and 9,721 in 2013, according to police data revealed by Rep. Lee Cheol-woo of the Saenuri Party. Most victims were female, but the number of male victims was 506, marking a 75 percent increase from two years earlier.

“Considering that most teenage victims are reluctant to report such incidents to the authorities, it can be assumed that the problem (of sexual abuse among teens) is even graver than the numbers suggest,” Rep. Lee said.

Many of the sex crimes in schools are not properly dealt with, due to the victims’ unwillingness to report the case or lenient punishment of perpetrators.

In 2012, an elementary school teacher in Incheon was found to have physically and sexually abused his second-grade students. The case prompted public furor when it was revealed that the school asked the parents to settle the case amicably, saying the male teacher could not work at another school if they declined its request.

Yoon Min-sik, The Korea Herald, 29 August 2014

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According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police, the number of sex crimes targeting foreigners increased around three-fold from 76 in 2009 to 213 last year.

That is a sex crime against a non-Korean every 42 hours.

 

The Chosun Ilbo, 24 August 2014

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From 2009 to June of 2014, 108 teachers committed sexual misconduct against minors according to the Education Ministry data compiled by Rep. Min Hyun-joo of the ruling Saenuri Pary.

The teachers, while not officially prosecuted, were punished by the disciplinary committees of local education offices.

While the number of sexual abuse cases on children or teenagers by teachers increased from nine in 2009 to 29 in 2013, 30.5 percent of those disciplined retained their teaching posts.

Many of the sexual abuse cases involving teachers are settled out of court, with the perpetrators only facing disciplinary action from schools or local education authorities.

Yoon Min-sik, The Korea Herald, 24 August 2014

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“According to a study titled Alcohol Effects On Performance Monitoring and Adjustment: Affect Modulation and Impairment of Evaluative Cognitive Control, alcohol doesn’t limit our ability to know what’s right and wrong, instead, it takes away our capacity to care.”

Livia Gamble, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 2014

Although alcohol is not used a defence for sexual crimes in Australia, it is enabled in Korea as part of Clause 10 of the Criminal Law of Korea, as noted in the following article in The Korea Herald from 2010.

“Alcohol is generously accepted as a necessary evil. In Korea, it is also a reason for lighter punishment for some crimes, especially sexual violence. A gruesome case of child rape has recently prompted Koreans to wonder whether such long-standing leniency should stay.

The nation was shocked after it was learned last month that a 57-year-old man raped 8-year-old child, leaving her sexually disabled and having to rely on a colostomy bag due to her missing organs.

The repeat sexual offender, named Cho Doo-soon, was given a sentence commutation for temporary mental disorder caused by drunkenness

Clause 10 of the present criminal law states that those who lack legal capacity due to mental disorder are to be given a commuted sentence and is largely applied to sexual violence cases committed while intoxicated.”

Bae Hyun-jung. The Korea Herald, 30 March 2010

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Lee Eun-jong, 47, a Handong Global University professor, was arrested for allegedly groping a sleeping woman on an airplane, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Lee was arrested by FBI agents after the plane from Tokyo landed at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday night.

During the United Airlines flight, the victim awoke to find Lee’s hand on her shirt, touching her breast through her clothing, the complaint alleges.

Lee then allegedly touched the victim’s neck and attempted to place his hand down her shirt.  When she told him to stop touching her, he quickly left his seat and headed to the bathroom, the complaint alleges.

The woman reported it to flight crew members, who contacted the FBI.

Lee, who was charged with abusive sexual contact, showed up in Newark Federal Court Monday. He did not enter a plea.  If convicted, he faces up to two years in jail and $250,000 in fines.

Jung Min-ho, The Korea Times, 13 August 2014

The famous professor may have confused an airplane flying from Tokyo to Newark with a bus travelling from Seoul to Pohang, the home of the world renowned Pohang Global University.

The Grand Narrative, 13 April 2011

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Bae Dong-in, a Korean Education Ministry official, has been accused of saying, “Women with large breasts are dumb” in front of Korean Education Center New Zealand  staff, and of frequently using abusive language toward them.

A KECNZ staffer said Bae also “sexually humiliated” female employees with unwanted comments about the efficacy of small red penises or gochu.

In July of last year, the former director of the KECNZ was forced to return to Korea over accusations of misappropriating school funds. Bae replaced him the following month and has sat and stalked around the New Zealand office since then.

Jung Min-ho, The Korea Times, 13 August 2014

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One of Gimhae Arport’s X-ray machines detected several “unusual objects” in a Japanese tourist’s bag, which turned out to be six leather bags packed with a kilogram of methamphetamine each, destined for Busan’s burgeoning tweaker trade.

Kim Tong-hyung, The Korea Times, 27 July 2014

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