A Oregon State University international student, who
was convicted for sexually harassing a young woman, will be deported back to
Jiaquin Wang pleaded guilty on Tuesday to sexually harassing
a fellow student. He was sentenced to 12 days in jail, which he already served.
Oregon State University expelled Wang and as a consequence he lost his student
visa and will be deported back to China.
In July, a 22 year-old women accused Wang of sexual
harassment and assault. The incident occurred while the woman was at Wang’s
apartment. According to the woman, Wang held her down on his bed attempted to
have sexual intercourse with her and touched her sexually. When the woman tried
to leave she told police Wang threatened to harm her.
Wang’s attorney, John Rich, says the whole incident was a
miscommunication and that even he had trouble communicating with his client
without a translator. He said Wang and the woman had previously gone on a date
and Wang and they agreed to meet at his apartment.
Rich also said that Wang understood that no means no. And
when he told her that “bad things would happen if she left,” he really meant
that their relationship would be over.
The judge in the case stated he recognized the language
barrier and the two different versions of the story.
Sexual harassment attorneys are often needed to intervene on college campuses, when officials
do not take proper action, in this case OSU responded swiftly to the woman’s
allegations. Sexual harassment attorneys will
also take action to assure their clients are no longer abused.
There are many times in which work supervisors and school
officials do not address these issues and the victims find it necessary to hire
a sexual harassment lawyer.