The prosecutor handling that investigation is my friend and student. I heard about it several weeks ago because he was asking me about their obligations under international law when they were investigating a foreigner.
Unlike most of the crap printed in the racist Taipei Times; this piece is accurate. The only thing that really separates this case from a hundred other “white guy versus drunk bummed local who got dissed by some girl and decides to solve that by trying his luck against the foreigner” cases, is the fact that instead of the white guy being an English teacher, this white guy is here with a big name opera production. Beyond that fact the case is not newsworthy in any sense. I would give props (proper respect) to the prosecutors, they are doing a fine job of taking care of business based on what I have seen of it.
Last I heard, which was last week, they are trying to solve it by civil compromise–which would be a fine way to settle it.