B.A.P’s Himchan Denies Indecent Assault Allegations During 1st Trial
B.A.P member Himchan’s legal side has denied allegations during the trial for charges of indecent act by compulsion.
Last year, Himchan was investigated by the police for allegedly assaulting a woman in her twenties (hereafter referred to as “A”) at a guest house in Namyangju. According to “A,” there had been three men and three women — including herself and Himchan — drinking together at the house at the time of the incident.
On July 12 at the Seoul Central District Court, Himchan’s lawyer made a statement regarding the charges of indecent act by compulsion, saying, “There were feelings of interest between the two. It wasn’t explicit consent, but there was implied consent, which is why it is not indecent act by compulsion.”
The lawyer continued, “It’s clear that there were feelings of interest between them. We acknowledge the truth of the kissing and the touching of [her] chest, but there was no other physical contact beyond that.”
The July 12 trial is the first after Himchan was indicted without detention by the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office on charges of indecent act by compulsion in April of this year.