Taiwan court orders molestor to copy scripture 108 times as punishment

Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a court in Hsinchu province in Taiwan had ordered a 28-year-old engineer to copy the Buddhist Heart Sutra scripture 108 times as penalty for molesting a girl.

The man, known only as Han, had earlier been sentenced to seven years in jail for fondling the 15-year-old girl's breasts and private parts.

The judged was quoted as saying that he also ordered the man to copy the scriptures following a request from the victim's mother, who hoped that this would make him repent.

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