Update: Police Investigating Choi Jong Bum’s Confiscated Materials + Summoning Date To Be Undisclosed
Updated October 12 KST:
The Gangnam Police Station has released more information regarding their investigation into the case between Goo Hara and her ex-boyfriend Choi Jong Bum.
On October 12, the Gangnam Police station revealed that they were currently examining the confiscated material after collecting Choi Jong Bum’s cell phone and USBs with a search warrant. The data was submitted to the Cybercrime Investigation Unit for a digital forensic examination.
They stated, “We cannot reveal Choi Jong Bum’s summoning date as he did not want to disclose [that information]. We still have things to examine, and plan to carry out investigations in a speedy manner.”
An exclusive team has been formed to investigate the case between Goo Hara and her ex-boyfriend Choi Jong Bum.
On October 8, the Gangnam Police Station revealed that in addition to the Criminal Affairs Division, which was investigating the assault case, police from the Women’s and Juvenile Affairs Division, the Sophisticated Crime Investigation Unit, and the Cybercrime Investigation Unit have been added to form an exclusive team for the case.
A representative commented, “With the addition of the sex tape issue to the original incident, an exclusive team was launched in order to investigate based on thorough confirmation of the truth and with consideration of gender sensitivity.”
The police has received the video from Goo Hara and also collected Choi Jong Bum’s cell phone and USBs from his home and car with a search warrant. The data has been submitted to the Cybercrime Investigation Unit for a digital forensic examination.
The police representative added, “Choi has not been summoned for reinvestigation yet. According to policy, he will be summoned again soon for investigation.
“If necessary for the investigation, there is the possibility of Goo and Choi being cross-interrogated after additional agreement,” the representative continued.