Taiwan playboy Justin Lee sentenced to 22 years for non-consensual sex and privacy violation
Justin Lee, the man at the centre of the most notorious sex scandal seen in Taiwan in years, has been sentenced to a total of 22 years and four months' jail on nine counts of non-consensual sex and 15 counts of privacy violation for filming himself having sex with multiple women including celebrities.
The 28-year-old socialite was found not guilty of more serious charges of aggravated rape by the panel of judges at the Taipei District Court, where the sentence was read out this morning, due to lack of evidence.
Lee was also ordered to pay NT$14.25 million (S$611,587) to 12 of his victims, who had sued him for a total of NT$75 million in damages.
Dressed in a black jacket and trousers and sporting a newly-shaved head, Lee looked relieved after the sentence was announced.
The one-time playboy could have been jailed for up to 30 years on 45 counts of rape, aggravated rape, and violation of privacy.
Lee's lawyer said he would appeal the sentence.