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Professor jailed for force-feeding student faeces

The man was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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A SOUTH KOREAN court today jailed a university professor for 12 years for forcing a student to eat human faeces and drink urine during a two-year period of physical and psychological assault.

The sentence was two years more than had been demanded by prosecutors, reflecting, the court said, “unimaginable atrocities” committed by the 52-year-old professor that had amounted “to a sort of psychological murder”.

The professor, identified only by his surname Jang, was arrested in July after his victim — a design student now aged 29 — attempted to kill himself to escape his ordeal.

The abuse began after Jang hired him to work for a non-profit organisation.

The court heard how the professor — aided by other former students who were accused as co-defendants — had assaulted his former student with a baseball bat and other weapons.

He also had a plastic bag forced over his face and filled with pepper spray, after which he was fed human excrement.

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The victim told police he had tolerated the abuse in the hope that Jang might help him find a full-time post as a college professor.

“The accused trampled upon his victim’s human dignity,” the court said.

The three students who had aided Jang were sentenced to between three and six years in prison.

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