Updated: Jung Joon Young To Undergo Questioning To Determine Validity Of His Warrant Request
Updated March 20 KST:
On March 21, questioning will be held to determine the validity of a warrant request made for Jung Joon Young on charges of filming and sharing hidden camera videos via group chatrooms with his friends.
Jung Joon Young will be questioned by chief prosecuting attorney Lim Min Sung at the Seoul Central District Court on March 21 at 10:30 a.m. KST, after which the chief prosecuting attorney will decide whether to approve or reject the warrant request.
Arrest warrants may soon be issued for Jung Joon Young and two other individuals involved in various cases with the controversial club Burning Sun and the sharing of illegally taken videos.
On March 19, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Provincial Special Detective Division revealed that the request to issue arrest warrants for Jung Joon Young and Mr. Kim, a former employee at Burning Sun, has been submitted to the court by the prosecution.
According to the police, the two are being charged with filming and sharing hidden camera videos and photos of sexual activity in group chatrooms with their friends. Mr. Kim is also suspected of setting up the cameras. On March 15, the police searched the homes of both Jung Joon Young and Mr. Kim for evidence following the first round of questioning for Jung Joon Young.
The police also requested a warrant to be issued for Mr. Jang, Burning Sun’s director from the initial assault case. If the warrant is issued, Mr. Jang will go through interrogation as a suspect of physically attacking Kim Sang Kyo, the man who spoke out about being assaulted by Mr. Jang and several other Burning Sun employees.
In order to finalize the issue of a warrant, a judge has to directly question the suspect following the submission of the warrant request. The questioning by the judge usually takes place two days after the submission, so Jung Joon Young and the other two suspects are predicted to be interrogated on March 21.