37-year-old Li Nan and 12-year-old Xiaohua had sex and were sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison.

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[Reporter Wu Zhengfeng/Taipei Report] In 2020, a 37-year-old man surnamed Li met a 12-year-old girl Xiaohua (pseudonym) through dating software. Trick her into filming masturbation videos to satisfy his sexual desires.

Xiao Hua's mother was furious when she learned about it, and insisted on filing a lawsuit. The High Court recently sentenced Li Nan to 4 years and 6 months in prison for the crime of obstructing sexual autonomy.

Li Nan used dating software to get acquainted with Xiao Hua in 2020. Xiao Hua was young and inexperienced.

Unable to be satisfied with physical contact, Li Nan even asked Xiao Hua to take selfies and videos showing her breasts, naked body, and even masturbation, and send them to him to watch to satisfy his sexual desire.

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Xiao Hua's mother later saw that her daughter's behavior was different, and after questioning her, she realized that she was in love. She was furious on the spot and insisted on suing her.

The Taoyuan Court of First Instance sentenced Li Nan to 6 years in prison for the crime of obstructing sexual autonomy.

Li Nan thought the sentence was too severe and appealed.

After deliberating the circumstances of Li Nan's crime and the sentencing information system of the Judicial Yuan's crime of obstructing sexual autonomy, the High Court of Second Instance found that the six-year sentence in the first trial was indeed too heavy, and it was difficult to believe that it was objectively appropriate due to the general legal principles of proportion and equality of violations. Therefore, Li Nan's appeal for a lighter sentence is justified, and the original judgment is revoked.

The High Court stated that Li Nan took advantage of Xiao Hua's parents' absence to commit the crime, which caused Xiao Hua's physical and mental injuries. , means, purpose, conduct, and taking into account the data of the Judicial Yuan’s sentencing information system for the crime of obstructing sexual autonomy, after a comprehensive judgment, the sentence was changed to 4 years and 6 months, and the whole case can be appealed.