Accused Teacher Still Receiving Pension 20年後才敢開口控訴遭性侵 期間該師照領退休金

When a teacher sexually assaults a student and has been confirmed after investigation, then the teacher will be dismissed immediately and put into the database of inappropriate teachers. However, the Humanistic Education Foundation has many years of experience in assisting victims and pointed out that many students will only have the courage to speak out after more than ten or twenty years. They urge the government to formulate relevant laws to protect these people.


Ms. A, Victim: “These things have been in my heart for more than 20 years. I only became braver after becoming a mother.”

Miss A had the courage to tell the story of being sexually assaulted by a primary school teacher more than 20 years ago after getting married and having a daughter. The Humanistic Education Foundation assisted her in September 2019 to file a sexual assault incident that took place at Tainan's Shengli Elementary School. The accused teacher surnamed Shang taught in Taichung and Tainan for six and 23 years respectively. He retired at the age of 50 and started a cram school in his own house. After more than a year of investigation and interviews, more than ten people came forward to accuse the teacher.

Chang Ping, Director, School Safety Center, Humanistic Education Foundation: “The teacher asked schoolgirls to go to his office during lunch break. Then he pulled down his pants under his desk and asked the girl to touch his genitals. He would take students to the rest area when there was no class or during lunch break, and then tongue kiss or molest the girls in there.”

After a comprehensive investigation by the school, Shang was determined to have sexually assaulted the girls. It was decided that he be dismissed for life. However, Shang has retired for 18 years. The victims who have come forward are mostly students from more than 20 years ago. They have been unable to bring criminal responsibility to him and he continues to receive his pension.

Feng Chiao-lan, Executive Director, Humanistic Education Foundation: “The Tainan City Government has carried out an extensive investigation of this case. But the Taichung City Government refused to do so. We think that if the law is more clearly defined, if a case like this where there is more than one victim and the teacher has been teaching for so many years, the investigation should be expanded.”

HEF pointed out from its many years of experience in dealing with predatory teachers, that most of them are repeat offenders and victims often do not know how to ask for help. Investigation attitudes vary from place to place as to whether investigations should be expanded. The foundation strongly urges the Ministry of Education to formulate relevant laws and regulations for sexual assault cases by teachers, which should be fully expanded to protect transfer students and graduates.

 

 

 

「這些事情在心裡面20幾年,都沒有出來講。那是,真的是自己當了母親之後,會比較勇敢。」

結婚有了女兒,A小姐才有勇氣說出20多年前,遭國小老師性侵的不堪往事。人本109年9月協助她向當時就讀的台南勝利國小提出性平事件,這名姓尙的老師在台中、台南任教6年和23年,後來50歲退休,又在自宅開補習班。經一年多普查與訪談,有十多人出面控訴。

人本教育基金會校安中心主任張萍指出:「午休的時候要求女學生鑽進他的辦公室,然後在他的辦公桌底下,他把他的長褲拉開,要求女學生去摸他的生殖器。(沒課或午休時)把學生帶到泡茶區,然後在那裡面去舌吻或是猥褻女生。」

經學校性平會全面調查,認定尚師性侵害成立,決議終身解聘。不過他已退休18年,目前出面的倖存者,多為20多年前的學生,已無法追訴刑事責任,可續領退休金。

人本教育基金會執行長馮喬蘭表示:「比如說這次的案子,台南市政府有進行他的擴大調查,但是台中市政府他不肯,我們是認為說法律上更明訂清楚,像這樣的案子就是,他已經不只一個受害者,而且他任教非常多年,應該要擴大調查。」

人本以多年處理校園性侵經驗指出,犯案教師多為累犯,倖存者往往不知如何求助。由於目前是否擴大處理,各地態度不一,強烈呼籲教育部在相關法條,訂定師對生的性平案件一律全面擴大調查,包括轉學生和畢業生。

 

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