Court indicts Turkish student on rape charges
By Katherine Wei, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- A Turkish student surnamed Ersagun was indicted for rape by the Taipei District Court yesterday.
August 27, 2013, 12:44 am TWN
Ersagun, 27, was indicted as the district court believed the account of two women he allegedly sexually assaulted.
Ersagun was first detained in June after he allegedly attempted to sexually assault a university student after luring her home after a date in April, website NOWnews said.
The Turkish student's two alleged victims described Ersagun's assaults to the court.
One said Ersagun started kissing and groping her 10 minutes after they met, regardless of her resistance.
He also tried to take off her clothes in the process, she said.
The other alleged victim simply said Wang acted against her will and raped her.
The prosecutors concluded from the two plaintiffs' claims that an indictment was necessary.
On June 19, the police discovered 29 video recordings of Ersagun having sex with different women in his home. Despite this he was released on bail. The case was sent back to court three times, as prosecutors and Ersagun both appealed to the High Court, resulting in his second bail at the end of June. Ersagun was restricted from leaving the nation.
All of the 29 women filmed were apparently unaware that they were being filmed, prosecutors said, according to reports. Most of the videos were taken by a hidden computer lens and one was filmed by cellphone, said media reports.
Ersagun, who also goes by the name Chris, or the Chinese name Wang Kai-chieh (王凱傑), has featured on the TV show “Dating a Prince,” a social program where participants try to make new friends of the opposite sex.
He has been in the country for five years, according to media reports.