It appears that South Korea is getting serious about stopping sexual harassment in the school system:
Suwon District Court has sentenced a high school teacher in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, to six years’ jail for sexually harassing and blackmailing a student.
The teacher, identified as Kim, 38, was also ordered to spend 80 hours at a class for sexual offenders and to have his personal information disclosed for six years.
Kim forced his student, 19, identified only as “A,” to take off her clothes and had sexually harassed her 43 times from August to October last year. He also filmed body parts to blackmail her, police said.
Kim approached the student, offering free personal tutoring, because “A” could not afford private lessons. “A” was preparing for a civil service examination.
The court said it handed down a heavy sentence because Kim forgot his duty as a teacher and treated his student as a sex object.
But the court took into consideration that Kim admitted guilt and had paid 30 million won to the student. [Korea Times]