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Doctor sentenced for sexually assaulting female intern

By Catherine Chung
  • Published : Oct 19, 2017 - 15:06
  • Updated : Oct 19, 2017 - 15:06
A South Korean doctor in his 40s was indicted Wednesday for sexually assaulting a female intern at the hospital, according to local media outlet Dailian.

Daegu District Court sentenced the doctor to 3 years in prison, 4 years of probation, 240 hours of community service and 40 hours of sexual abuse treatment sessions. The court also ordered that his identity be made public for 5 years. 

Daegu District Court (Yonhap)

According to police records, the doctor drank alcohol with the intern and two hospital staff members on Oct. 7.

As the victim got heavily intoxicated, one of other female staff members and the doctor took her to a nearby hotel room. After the staff member left, the doctor sexually assaulted the victim.

The doctor admitted to the police that he had left the victim‘s hotel room door open prior to the assault.

The court views the doctor’s crime as “premeditated,” but took into consideration in its ruling that he privately settled the case with the victim and expressed his regrets over his wrongdoing.

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