Jung Joon Young Files Another Appeal After Receiving Reduction Of Prison Sentence

Jung Joon Young submitted an appeal on May 13 over his prison sentence, which is now for five years.

Jung Joon Young had originally received a six-year prison sentence (with Choi Jong Hoon receiving five years) for charges including aggravated rape (refers to rape that involves two or more perpetrators). He was also charged with the sharing of sexual videos and photos of women without their permission in group chatrooms. The defendants and prosecution appealed the verdict, leading to a new round of hearings.

On May 12, the Seoul High Court announced that Jung Joon Young’s sentence has been reduced to five years, while Choi Jong Hoon’s sentence has been reduced to two years and six months.

After receiving the reduced sentence the day before, Jung Joon Young’s legal representatives submitted an appeal on May 13 to the Seoul High Court. Another defendant, referred to as “Kwon,” has also submitted an appeal for their four-year prison sentence. Kwon’s original sentence was not reduced in the May 12 verdict.

Following the appeal of this latest ruling, the case will be heading to the Supreme Court.

After the May 12 trial’s verdict was shared, Choi Jong Hoon’s representatives were asked if they plan to appeal the sentence again. They stated that they had not yet discussed this as the ruling had only just been announced. No plans for an appeal by Choi Jong Hoon have been shared yet.

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