Sex scandal breaks out at North Korean university, top official sexually assaults more than 40 female students

The Daily NK website reports that an unprecedented scandal has broken out at Sariwon Institute of Technology in North Korea’s North Hwanghae Province, where the secretary of the Labor Party Committee, Park, is suspected of using his power to sexually assault female students, with more than 40 victims.

A second-year female student of Sariwon Institute of Technology bravely came forward to denounce Park, who is in his 50s, and the authorities held a public trial for him at the university’s soccer field last month 17, with 3,000 participants from other universities and high schools in Sariwon.

The case has also gained the attention of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has instructed that a thorough investigation be conducted.

It is believed that more than 10 women had an affair with Park, but it is believed that they were forced to go out with him because of his power. The trial resulted in Park being charged with sexual violence and bribery, and he was sentenced to eight years in prison.