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Suspects plotted gang rape of female teacher: police

By Ock Hyun-ju

Published : June 9, 2016 - 16:39

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Police concluded Thursday that the gang rape of a female teacher in an island village was a premeditated crime, with the case expected to be transferred to the prosecution the next day.

Two men, who were her students’ parents, and a villager are suspected of raping the temporary primary school teacher in Shinan County, South Jeolla Province, at her on-campus residence last month.

The Mokpo Police Station said that it will ask prosecutors to indict the suspects in their 30s and 40s on charges of rape which can carry a sentence of more than 10 years in prison.
According to the police probe, the suspects approached the victim, who was having dinner alone at a local restaurant, and made her drink alcohol with the intent to harm her.

Police alleged that the suspects had conspired to commit the crime after analyzing CCTV footage and phone records. According to the footage, the suspects visited the residence several times by car and exchanged phone calls.

The suspects denied the charges. Two of the suspects’ DNA matched the evidence collected from the victim’s body.

The case has prompted the government to lay out measures such as the installation of CCTVs and reinforcement of security forces in rural areas.

By Ock Hyun-ju (laeticia.ock@heraldcorp.com)