Jung Joon Young Could Receive Prison Sentence Of Up To 7 Years And 6 Months
Jung Joon Young could receive a sentence of up to seven years and six months.
The singer is currently being charged for filming and sharing hidden camera footage of sexual acts in a chatroom. The chatroom included other male celebrities, CEOs, and non-celebrity friends, who engaged in other illicit activities such as alleged solicitation of prostitution, bribing of law enforcement officials, and more.
On the March 18 broadcast of “Section TV,” lawyer Oh Soo Jin explained that in addition to the illegal filming and sharing of hidden camera footage, there could be additional charges of solicitation of prostitution brought against Jung Joon Young. “In the event that one person commits several crimes,” said the lawyer, “the punishment can be up to 1.5 times the crime with the longer sentence.” The lawyer added that according to the law in 2015 and 2016 (when the crime was committed), the maximum sentence is five years, which, with additional time for solicitation of prostitution, could come to a total maximum sentence of seven years and six months.
Yesterday, police requested an arrest warrant for Jung Joon Young.
Meanwhile, an exclusive report by Edaily said today that Jung Joon Young’s Korean restaurant in Paris, Maison de Corée (meaning “Korean House”), looks like it won’t be opening following the criminal charges against the singer, who holds a 50 percent stake in the business. A source involved in the project said, “The experts that had worked with Jung Joon Young based on their common interest in the food and restaurant business have all returned to Korea after the two-week pop-up event (from October 19 to November 17), and there has been no recent communication.”
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