By Han Sang-hee
A bus driver who injured a sexual molester during an attempt to prevent him from assaulting another person was convicted of assault Sunday.
The Seoul Central District Court sentenced a 50-year-old bus driver to six months in jail, suspended for two years, after he injured a male student who molested a female passenger and then attacked a female escort on a school bus.
Last May, a male student at a school for the disabled, started groping and sexually harassing a female student who was sitting in front of him on the bus.
When a female employee from the school told the female student to change seats, the male student got angry and attacked her, pushing her down and pressing himself on top of her.
The driver stopped the bus, and went to intervene but ended up injuring the student’s eye in the process.
“Although the injury took place while the bus driver was trying to stop the male student from making a scene, he injured him and it required six weeks of hospital treatment. Also he did not come to any settlement with the student,” the court said in a ruling.