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Brutal professor gets 12 years

A former Korean university professor was sentenced to 12 years in prison by the Suwon District Court on Thursday for habitually beating his former student and forcing him to eat human feces and drink urine.

Prosecutors sought a prison term of 10 years for the 52-year-old former professor, but the judges hit him with heavier punishment because the cruelty of his actions was “beyond imagination,’’ the court said.

Police said the former professor began abusing the victim, 29, one of his former students, after hiring him at a non-profit organization he ran in 2013.

The abuse inflicted serious injuries to the victim, who underwent surgery last year to repair damages to his right thigh, the court said.

The victim told police he tolerated the abuse until earlier this year because he had hoped the former professor would help him get a job. The former professor was expelled from his university in August. AP

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