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Army general sacked for sexual misconduct

All News 11:15 July 09, 2018

SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean Army division commander was dismissed Monday for allegedly sexually harassing female soldiers.

The 56-year-old one-star general was found to have touched a hand of a female subordinate against her wishes for three to four seconds in a car around March, according to Army investigators.

He was serving as commander of a division on the outskirts of Seoul. Other personal information was withheld as he's likely to be court-martialed.

There are at least two other victims in the military in similar cases involving him, they added.

A image depicting sexual abuse in military (Yonhap)

The Army received a related tip-off last week and reported it to Defense Minister Song Young-moo, who immediately ordered the Army's central investigation team to handle the incident.

The Army expressed regret over the sexual abuse case and vowed to deal sternly with it.

A total of 42 sexual abuse cases were reported in the military in the first half of this year.


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