Jung Joon Young And Choi Jong Hoon Receive Finalized Prison Sentences From Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of South Korea has made its final decision on Jung Joon Young and Choi Jong Hoon’s appeals.

Last November, the Seoul Central District Court sentenced Jung Joon Young to six years in prison and Choi Jong Hoon to five years in prison for charges including aggravated rape (i.e., rape that involves two or more perpetrators). Both the defendants and the prosecution appealed the ruling, leading to a new round of hearings this year.

In May, the Seoul High Court reduced Jung Joon Young’s prison sentence to five years, while Choi Jong Hoon’s prison sentence was reduced to two years and six months. Both defendants went on to appeal the new ruling as well, which brought the case to the Supreme Court.

It has now been reported that on September 12, the Supreme Court chose to dismiss both appeals and uphold the original prison sentences.

Explaining the decision to uphold the previous ruling, the court stated, “There was no violation of legal principles or misrepresentation of facts due to subjective reasoning or experience in the original ruling, and there was also no misconception of jurisprudence.”

In keeping with the Seoul High Court’s ruling, Jung Joon Young’s finalized prison sentence is five years, while Choi Jong Hoon’s is two years and six months.

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