Police Book Seungri, Jung Joon Young, And Choi Jong Hoon On Additional Charges Of Sharing Illegally Taken Videos And Photos
On March 28, the Seoul National Police Agency revealed that they additionally booked Seungri for charges of spreading illegally taken footage. The police specified that Seungri spread illegally taken photos.
Regarding the suspicions of Seungri’s prostitution mediation, the police said, “We are continuing to extensively check testimonies from some people in relation [to the allegations]. During a municipal meeting two weeks ago, the head of the criminal investigation department stated that ‘there is a credible testimony in relation to [Seungri’s] alleged prostitution mediations,’ but we have come further than that as of now.”
The police also revealed that they added more charges against Jung Joon Young regarding the allegations of sharing illegally taken footage, for which the singer was arrested on March 21 and is currently being held at a detention center at Jongno Police Station.
The police said, “Following the arrest of Jung Joon Young, we confirmed that there were three more instances of [him] spreading illegally taken footage. We plan to forward them to the prosecution on March 29. With three new instances added onto the original eight instances, [Jung Joon Young is charged with] 11 instances of sharing illegally taken footage.” The police also shared that Jung Joon Young tested negative for drug testing.
Regarding Choi Jong Hoon, the police stated that they found one additional instance of [him] sharing illegally taken videos and photos on top of the two original instances. They further explained, “We will have to continue with the investigation to figure out who filmed it, but the individual himself (Choi Jong Hoon) acknowledged the act. This is different from the videos Jung Joon Young shared.”
Seungri is currently under investigation for suspicions of prostitution mediation and related actions surrounding the club Burning Sun. Jung Joon Young was placed under arrest on March 21 for the filming and sharing of hidden camera videos. Choi Jong Hoon was booked on March 21 for bribing a police officer to cover up a drunk driving incident from 2016.
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