|Kyung Hee University|
By Park Si-soo
A professor at Kyung Hee University is under criminal investigation over allegations he raped an intoxicated graduate student.
Police recently wrapped up their preliminary investigation and forwarded the case to the prosecution, suggesting the professor be indicted.
According to police, the professor drank alcohol with two graduate school students in early November. On their way back home drunk, the professor saw one off, saying "I will take care of her (the alleged victim) to her home." Then he took her to a motel and raped her, police said.
The professor denies the allegations.
The case drew media attention recently after the alleged victim complained to the school over the professor teaching after the investigation began.
A school official said a separate investigation is under way to figure out what happened and the school will decide on how to handle him based on its results.