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The Asian-German Version of #MeToo the Victims Chose to Selectively Forget, Not Dared Told Their Loved Ones They’d Been Sexually Harassed

The braveness of this woman, finally remembering what had happened, and decided to speak up and about of her own sexual abuse by a man of high status, that her families trusted, and she’s still not his only victim, her younger sister was molested too, and god knows how many there were in the unknowns that still hadn’t, come out yet!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Nightmares that Persisted for Long-Term, Hoped “There will NEVER be Another Victim”

“I kept thinking, had I started screaming, scolding him, then, maybe, there wouldn’t be so many, victims now?” Z (a false identity of the victim) was raised in Taiwan, in 2009, she’d moved to Germany to marry, her husband, Wang is a Chinese language student at Hamburg University locally, at a gathering, she’d mentioned that she’d been troubled long-term of back aches, and Wang claimed that he knew the means of massage therapy based off of the systems of the body, invited the couple to his home for the physical therapy sessions, and she’d not known, that this caused her to have the nightmares for many years that followed.

The three victims were interviewed by UDN, through the webcam chats, they’d described what happened.  As Z was sexually harassed, her husband was close by.  She’d described, that her husband and Wang’s wife were close by on the couch, carrying on in conversations, Wang put a huge towel over her body, then, put his hand inside the towel, and caressed her breasts, as he’d molested her, he’d claimed, that the acupressure points will help the uterus function better.  She’d described her body as being in a catatonic state then, and until they left the home of Wang, she’d told her husband what had happened to her during the massage, and, she’d not gone to the authorities, and blamed herself for allowing him to molest her to this very day.

L (a false name) is the youngest of all the known victims.  She was in Taiwan when Wang molested her, back then, Wang worked for the Central Research Institute, before she was to set out to head to Germany for her studies, because her family was acquainted with Wang, Wang told her he would give her German lessons, invited her into his office for the lessons, and as she’d arrived, she’d found, that it wasn’t his office, but his dorm instead.  As Wang taught her German, he’d put his hand on her shoulders, and started massaging her, then had her lie down to keep massaging her, claimed that Germany is open on this sort of thing, that there would be those who are nude, tanning, and in the end, he’d put his hands down her clothes.

As L left the Central Research Institute, her father waited for her at the gates.  As Wang accompanied her out of the gates, she’d gotten into her father’s car, and asked him to drive to the next place, “everything seemed to be normal”.  She’d not dared disclosed what happened to her to the family, until she’d met W and her sister who were also both from Taiwan, and that was when she realized, that she wasn’t alone in being sexually molested by Wang, that W was also, a victim too.  And, as the group of victims who were interviewed, W had been found among one of the most severely impacted.

W became acquainted with Wang in her elementary years, her families had supported Wang to head over to Russia for his studies.  W told, that since Wang became acquainted with her mother, he’d started noting himself as W’s uncle, and gained her family’s trust.  After Wang was married, he’d moved to Germany, and invited her and her sister to travel, he took advantage of when her younger sister went out, started molesting W at her own home, during the time he’d molested her, he kept claiming, “I’m doing something that helps you using acupressure points!”

Afterwards, Wang went to her home multiple times, and she’d pretended she wasn’t in, and not answered the door.  Once, Wang lied to her, that his wife would be coming by, and as she’d opened her door, he’d attempted to molest her again, she’d screamed at him, “Don’t touch me!”.  Wang went from shock to anger, even Wang’s wife couldn’t understand why she’d reacted so strongly.  She’d escaped back to Taiwan, and, at the start of the year, she saw the setting up of the Heidelberg Taiwanese Mandarin Learning Center being set up, and saw his photo in the groundbreaking, she was shocked, “he’s back!”

She told, that it’d been over a decade since she was sexually molested, she’d dealt with it by blocking the memories out, and not thought back to what had happened then.  Even to the day before the interview with the papers, her mother still asked her, “if  he’d touched you, why did you not bite him?”, she was hurt, but can understand it, because those who’d not been, sexually harassed had, responded like her mother had too, she felt difficult, as she’d written the whole process of what had happened to her down, and gained the support from her entire family, hoping, that Wang will be punished by the law, that this can help stop the authorities from protecting one of their own, “to let there never be another victim again!”

And, this woman is brave, to finally, speak up and out about what happened, but unfortunately, there will always be, the next victim, just not by this particular perpetrator, but there will always be the victims, because the world gets into the habits of blaming the victims when something like this happens, and even as the #MeToo movement is starting to trend everywhere in the world right now.

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The Gymnastic Trainers’ Raping of the Competitors He’d Trained, Mostly Never Got Charged Because the Victims Waited Past the Statutory Period Expired

Imagine, how long the victims of this sort of SEXUAL abuse must’ve, suffered, and, the sentence is still, way too, lenient!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

For the Sake of Performance & Dreams, the Four Victims Put up with the Sexual Abuse of Their Coach for More than a Decade, and Only Two Counts Stood Up in Court, the Coach Sentenced to Six Years Ten Months

The gold medalist gymnastics coach used his power status, and sexually molested, raped the young gymnastics competitors with the dreams, more than a decade later, the victims finally worked up the courage to tell, and the case went out into the open, started up the “Me Too movement here in Taiwan; the district attorneys charged the coach with forced sexual intercourse, molestations, the Kaohsiung District Court changed the indictment clause “using status of power to rape”, and most of the counts had surpassed the decade statutory period, and in the end, Liang was only charged with one count of forced sexual intercourse, one count of forced sexual molestation, and given a combined sentence of six years ten months.  This can still be appealed.

The case had busted wide open in February of 2018, a victim found strength through the “#MeToo” movement from the U.S., posted anonymously on FB: “I wanted to soar, but the coach who should’ve given me the wings, broke my wings, and gymnastic became the most loved, and most hated sports to me”.  The investigators looked into the matter, and found at least seven victims, four of whom pressed charges, they all started training under Liang from the elementary to the high school years, four of whom, were trained by Liang since the elementary years, two excelled in gymnastics, and they were the ones who were hurt the deepest too.

One of the victims testified, that to train, she’d stayed at Liang’s home with another female student, but Liang had used the performances in the competitions to force her to have sex with him, and at first she’d told him no, in the end, she just, wanted it to be over soon; and Liang’s rape of his students was caught by another female student who bore witness to him, raping another student, which shocked her to realize, that she “wasn’t his only victim”, but for the sake of their grades, and performances, the two girls put up with his sexual abuse for more than a decade.

There were two more victims who’d come out with the accusations, one stated that Liang used her hydrotherapy sessions to pat her breasts down; another accused him to raping her at a motel, disregarding how she’d told him no; the D.A. believed that Liang was responsible for at least eleven different rapes and sexual molestation charges, indicted him based off of forced sexual behaviors and molestations and other charges.

The Collectivist Courts believed, that Liang used his status of power to threaten the female students, and changed the indictment counts to “power rape”, and the statutory period for power rapes is only a decade, and the victims accused him of it from 2000, that by the time the cases were reported had been way past the period of statute of limitation, in the end, the courts found, that the second victim bore witness to the second rape, sentenced Liang to only SIX years, with the rest of the charges not stood up in court or not guilty.

The victims who came out later, the Collectivist Courts believed, that she had her mother as her witness to testify, and that the counts stood, sentenced Liang to a year for it, the other victim suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder, but based off of the time of diagnosis, it’s hard to affirm that it was related to Liang, with the lack of evidence, Liang didn’t get charged for it.

And so, this is a LOSER, who used his power status (of a gymnastic coach?), to RAPE his female students, and, this shit had happened long, long ago, in the nineties back in the U.S., and, the victims still didn’t stand up and band together until they’re, adults, and this, is a case of how losers can take advantage of their statuses as coaches to rape their own students.

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