Taichung District Court, Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

A Taiwanese man was sentenced to seven years and 10 months in jail by the Taichung District Prosecutors Office for raping his employer, a former Vietnamese migrant worker, in her restaurant in October last year.

The defendant was also sentenced to another nine months for illegally taking photos of the victim’s chest and private parts on the same day of the rape, the United Daily News reported.

The court learned that the man had worked in the victim’s restaurant in May 2018, but quit the job after a few days.

On October 3, he visited the restaurant, and he and the woman drank a lot until early the next day. When the woman was drunk and dozing off, Chen took advantage of her inattentiveness, taking a total of three photos focusing on her breasts, inner thighs and private parts before he left.

In the morning of October 4, the man returned to the premises and found the woman in her bedroom, fast asleep. He woke her up and pointed a knife at her neck, threatening to take off her trousers.

When she managed to flee to the balcony, Chen pulled her hair and restrained her by her wrists. He then proceeded to rape the woman.

After the sexual assault, the man took another set of pictures of the woman’s breasts and private parts, adding his victory hand gesture in the background.

Noting the severity of the crime, the court handed down a heavy sentence of seven years and 10 months in prison, and another nine months for illegally taking photos that offended her modesty.

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