South Korean pop stars get prison sentences for rape

A dom in south Korea highlights a growing problem with hidden recordings shared online. The south Korean pop star Jung Joon-young is on Friday been sentenced

South Korean pop stars get prison sentences for rape

A dom in south Korea highlights a growing problem with hidden recordings shared online.

The south Korean pop star Jung Joon-young is on Friday been sentenced to six years in prison for the gang rape and to share videos recorded in the hide.

Jung Joon-young, and Choi Jong-hoon, who is a former member of the first FT Island, has been found to have gang-raped two different women in two different parties in 2016.

According to the south Korean news agency Yonhap, it must be done together with a number of other persons during the celebrations in January and march 2016.

the 30-year-old Jung Joon-young has also been convicted of filming himself having sex with women and share the footage online without their consent.

Friday's judgment is the most prominent example of a growing number of crimes in south Korea, where the people filming it hidden and share the footage.

While Jung was awarded six years in prison, got Choi to five years in prison.

- Jung and Choi were part of a gang rape of the victims who were affected and not able to make resistance.

- It is difficult to put into, the suffering, the victims must have gone through, it sounds in the judgment, according to Yonhap.

Although the minimum sentence for rape in south Korea sounds on three years, so several think that the penalties for the two men are not hard enough.

- the Victims have to live in pain for the next 60 years - not only in the next six, reads it on a poster, which is posted on the south Korean online portal Naver.

the Verdict Friday comes a few days after that Goo Hara - a former member of a south Korean girl group - died in a suspected suicide. She had been blackmailed by people who threatened to share the intimate videos of her.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 30 November 2019, 01:00

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