Prominent Korean politician facing charges of sexually harassing female caddie
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Prominent Korean politician facing charges of sexually harassing female caddie

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A former speaker of the Korean National Assembly is facing charges after being accused of sexual harassment and abuse by a female caddie.

Park Hee-tae, 76, will be summoned Monday to meet with police after a 23-year-old caddie said he touched her inappropriately while caddying for him. The caddie's complaint claims Park touched her breasts. His rationale is even more disturbing.


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"I poked her on the breast once, and this was to show my affection," he said, according to the Korea Times. "She claims I ‘touched' her. She didn't express displeasure at the time."

In 2012, Park was sentenced to a suspended two-year jail term, convicting of bribing fellow party members during a leadership struggle in 2008.

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