Update: Prosecution Requests Prison Sentences For Jung Joon Young And Choi Jong Hoon’s Sexual Crimes + Sentencing Trial Likely To Be Postponed
Updated November 24 KST:
On November 24, news outlets reported that the trial for Jung Joon Young, Choi Jong Hoon, former Burning Sun employee Mr. Kim, office worker Mr. Kwon, and former entertainment agency employee Mr. Heo will resume on November 27 at 11 a.m. KST.
According to reports, on November 21, the prosecution submitted a request to put the five defendants under protective supervision due to the possibility of a second offense. The court will hold another trial on November 27 to make a judgement regarding the protective supervision request. As a result, it is highly likely that the sentencing trial, which was previously scheduled for November 29, will be postponed.
On November 13, the ninth trial was held for Jung Joon Young, Choi Jong Hoon, and other individuals for violating the Special Act on Punishment of Sexual Crimes.
For Jung Joon Young, the prosecution requested seven years in prison for charges of filming and spreading illegally taken footage in addition to a case of aggravated rape (refers to rape that involves two or more perpetrators).
The prosecution requested five years in prison for Choi Jong Hoon, who is being charged for participation in the aggravated rape case.
10 years in prison were requested both for former Burning Sun employee Mr. Kim and office worker Mr. Kwon on charges including quasi-rape (refers to rape when the victim is unconscious or unable to resist), and five years were requested for former entertainment agency employee Mr. Heo for the charge of aggravated quasi-rape.
For all of them, the prosecution also requested treatment and rehabilitation of sexual offenders, disclosure of personal information, and a 10-year ban on employment with institutions involving children and teenagers.
The prosecution commented, “The demands were made considering the natures of the crimes and that settlements have not been reached with the victims.”
The court announced that the final verdict will be made at the sentencing trial on November 29 at 11 a.m. KST.
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