Man ar­rested for ha­rass­ing phone calls to law­mak­ers

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A sus­pect was ar­rested by New Taipei po­lice on May 28 for al­legedly mak­ing ha­rass­ing phone calls to a num­ber of leg­is­la­tors, the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Bureau ( CIB, ) has an­nounced.

In a re­leased state­ment, the CIB said the male sus­pect sur­named Huang was ar­rested on charges of mak­ing ha­rass­ing phone calls and send­ing text mes­sages to law­mak­ers sur­named Tsai, Wang and Lo since this April.

The ha­rass­ing calls were usu­ally made at mid­night, with the sus­pect threat­en­ing to harm the law­mak­ers.

Law­mak­ers re­ported the cases to po­lice and the CIB in mid- May, lead­ing to the estab­lish­ment of a spe­cial in­ves­tiga­tive team.

CIB and po­lice au­thor­i­ties later found that Huang, who had pre­vi­ously been ar­rested in June 2014 on the same charges, could be the one who made the ha­rass­ing calls.

Po­lice launched a raid on Huang’s res­i­dence at New Taipei’s Zhonghe Dis­trict on May 28 to ar­rest the sus­pect. Dur­ing the raid, po­lice also con­fis­cated Huang’s com­puter.

The case is now been in­ves­ti­gated by Taipei Dis­trict Pros­e­cu­tors Of­fice. Huang has been charged with dis­turb­ing the peace and threat­en­ing to cause in­jury to oth­ers.

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