Lecturer jailed for making student eat feaces

The professor was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

The professor will be in jail for 12 years.

A professor in South Korea has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for assaulting a student.

The South Korean court sentenced the man, whose name was given as Jang, after it was revealed that he forced a student to eat human faeces and drink urine during a two-year period of physical and psychological assault.

The 52-year-old professor was arrested in July after his victim - a design student now aged 29 - attempted to commit suicide to escape his ordeal.

Jang, along with other former students, had also assaulted the victim with a baseball bat and other weapons.

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

He 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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