K-Pop Star Choi Jong Hoon Given One-Year Jail Sentence for Sharing Footage of Rape Victims
The former F.T. Island member has previously been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting women who were ‘drunk and unable to resist’ along with singer Jung Joon Young.
- Mar 28, 2020
AceShowbiz – K-pop star Choi Jong Hoon has been handed a one-year jail sentence for filming his rape victims and sending the footage to his friends.
The 31-year-old disgraced star was previously sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting women who were “drunk and unable to resist,” along with singer Jung Joon Young, at two parties in 2016.
The former F.T. Island star filmed and photographed their victims and shared the illegally-taken footage with his friends digitally. He received his sentence at Seoul Central District Court on Friday, March 27.
“On his charge of filming a woman’s nude body, offering it to other people, and distributing pornographic material, he quickly and easily spread a video that could distort a sound sexual awareness, so the societal damage is great,” the presiding judge said.
The singer was sentenced to a year in prison, suspended for two years of probation, along with 80 hours in a sexual violence rehabilitation program. He is also banned from employment at children and youth facilities for five years.
The sentence also included a charge for attempted bribery, after he tried to give a police officer $1,639 (£1,344) to cover up his drink-driving arrest in 2016.
Jung Joon Young is serving six years in prison for his involvement in the activity.
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