Lin Ping-shu Charged with 8 Crimes 林秉樞涉高嘉瑜施暴案 8項罪嫌起訴

The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office concluded the Lin Ping-shu violence case against legislator Kao Chia-yu on Jan. 25. They charged Lin for 8 major crimes including injury and obstruction of freedom. The KMT also accused Lin of possible money laundering and other crimes.


Lin Ping-shu has been detained by the court on suspicion of assaulting legislator Kao Chia-yu. The two-month detention term is about to expire and the New Taipei District Prosecutors Office ended their investigation on the 25th. The prosecutors office charged Lin on eight counts including obstructing secrecy, unlawful private detention, coercion, obstructing computer use, harm, and intimidation. It asked the court to impose a heavier sentence.

Nieh Chung, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, New Taipei District Prosecutors Office: “The accused did not really reflect on his crimes after his arrest. We are petitioning the court to impose a heavier sentence.”

Prosecutors criticized Lin for disrespecting women during his relationship with Kao, capturing private images of her without consent. He even instructed two female assistants and a friend surnamed Cheng to assist in forging documents and intimidating Kao after the crime. However, prosecutors suspended prosecution on these three people.

Nieh Chung, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, New Taipei District Prosecutors Office: “Lin held private images of her (assistant). The assistant, under psychological pressure, obeyed his instructions. So our office thinks her crimes are a little bit lighter.”

Not only did he hurt Kao, but Lin's assets and capital flow have also raised doubts. The KMT even reported that Lin was involved in money laundering crimes, but prosecutors only brought charges on document forgery.

Li Yung-yu, Kao's Appointed Lawyer: “Currently, Legislator Kao has no plans to seek civil damages because it is to let Mr. Lin face legal sanctions. If Mr. Lin refuses to admit his crimes, then there should be a need for continued detention.”

Although Lin has been prosecuted, Kao's lawyer said that doubts as to whether Lin intended to distribute other women's private photos have not been clarified. During the investigation, evidence was provided to the prosecutor. However, the prosecutor did not deal with this evidence and gave no explanation. 

 

 

 

 

涉嫌毆打立委高嘉瑜,林秉樞被法院裁定羈押禁見,即將屆滿兩個月,新北地檢署25日偵查終結,依妨害秘密、私行拘禁、強制、妨害電腦使用、傷害、恐嚇等八大罪嫌,起訴林秉樞,建請法院從重量刑。

新北地檢署襄閱主任檢察官聶眾表示:「這個被告在犯後,對於整個犯行的部分避重就輕,就其犯行並無真摰之反省,請求法院從重量刑。」

檢方抨擊林秉樞,和高嘉瑜交往期間,無視對女性身體、人格的尊重,未經同意,擅自擷取對方的私密影像,犯後甚至還指示兩名女助理和鄭姓友人,協助偽造文書,恐嚇高嘉瑜,不過,檢方將3人以緩起訴處分。

新北地檢署襄閱主任檢察官聶眾表示:「林姓被告持有她(助理)的私密影像,丙女在心理壓力下,服從這個林姓被告的指示,為這些偽造文書的這些犯行。檢察官認為,她的這個情節比較輕微。」

不只傷害高嘉瑜,林秉樞的財產、資金流向,也引發質疑,國民黨團更告發林秉樞涉犯洗錢防制法等罪,但檢方只有起訴偽造文書,其他部分以不起訴處分。

立委高嘉瑜委任律師李永裕指出:「目前高嘉瑜委員,並沒有要民事求償的這個打算,因為是要讓林秉樞先生,接受法律的制裁,現在起訴之後,如果林秉樞先生這個行為,他居然都是否認犯行,那這部分應該有繼續予以羈押的必要。」

雖然林秉樞已經遭到起訴,但高嘉瑜的委任律師表示,針對林秉樞是否意圖散布其他女子的私密照等疑點,還沒獲得釐清,偵查中曾經提供事證給檢方,但檢察官沒有對這部分的事實,處理和交代。

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