K-Pop Stars Sentenced to Prison on Rape Charges

Jung Joon-young was also convicted of filming women without their consent and sharing them in a group chat with friends.

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Two K-Pop stars, Jung Joon-youthful and Choi Jong-hoon, have been sentenced to jail on charges of rape. As per the Seoul Central District Court, both Jung and Choi were of sentenced for contriving in the rapes of women who were unequipped for standing up to. Jung was likewise seen as blameworthy on charges of shooting and dispersing sexual unequivocal material of these women against their will on an online group chat. Jung was condemned to six years in jail and Choi to five years.

In his verdict, Judge Kang Seong-soo said, “The accused perpetrated sexual crimes against multiple women, degrading women and treating them as mere tools of sexual pleasure. It’s hard to fathom the pain the victims must have​ suffered.”

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Judge Kang noticed that the exploited people were “intoxicated and unfit to stand up to.” Both Jung and Choi will be required to finish a sexual violence treatment program of 80 hours total.

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The charges against Jung and Choi were first uncovered in March. The examination, named “The Burning Sun scandal,” by the press, at first based on an alternate K-Pop icon, Seungri, the most youthful individual from boy band Big Bang. Seungri has not yet been condemned for the charges against him, which incorporate assaulting oblivious women as well as filming and distributing recordings of the assaults. Seungri, Jung, and Choi were associated with the violations after the revelation of the group chat in which the recordings were dispersed.

The examination has been named “The Burning Sun scandal,” for the club Burning Sun in Seoul where the crimes occurred. The exercises that police claim occurred in Burning Sun incorporate prostitution, rape, bribery, and drug trafficking. Both Seungri and Jung Joon-youthful resigned from music because of the investigation. Under informant laws, police allegedly can’t uncover who previously approached with the claims.

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