Netizens are furious that the Seoul High Court yesterday May 12 cut Jung Joon-young's sentence from six years to five and halved Choi Jong-hoon's five-year term to 2. Both men were convicted in November last year of gang-raping two different victims on two occasions in , with Joon-young also found guilty of secretly filming himself having sex with other women and sharing the footage in a chat group without their consent. Jong-hoon, 30, was then a member of popular boy band FT Island, while Joon-young, 31, was a singer-actor. According to reports citing the verdict, Joon-young's reduced jail time was because he submitted documents showing his sincere regret. On the other hand, Jong-hoon had reached an agreement with one of the victims, which was "partly reflected" in the court's decision. These did not go down well with netizens, who unleashed their fury in the comments section on K-pop fansites Soompi and Allkpop. Another wrote: "'Disgusting' is all I have to say about it. In cases like this, they should not be allowed to settle with the victims to reduce their sentence.
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Almost a year after a K-pop scandal broke in South Korea, two artists - Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon - have been found guilty of sexual offences. They will be banned for five years from working with any organisation that deals with children and teenagers, the allkpop portal reported. Singer-songwriter Jung was also accused of sharing footage of his sexual activities with other women, without their consent, via a chatroom with other celebrities. Netizens said while they welcome the news of the punishment, they feel that the jail terms are nowhere close to the pain and suffering that their victims will have to bear for the rest of their lives.
Jung Joon-young born February 21, is a former South Korean singer-songwriter, radio DJ, host, actor and television personality. He first gained recognition in Mnet 's reality television talent show, Superstar K4 , where he finished third place. He then released the self-produced 2nd mini album, Teenager , which contained six self-composed tracks on June 26, Jung had his Taiwan fan meeting in and followed it with his first overseas showcase in Taipei in July
Jung Joon-young, a disgraced singer and TV personality sentenced to five years in prison for rape and other crimes in a Seoul high court earlier this week, has appealed to the Supreme Court, court officials said Thursday. According to the officials, Jung's lawyer submitted a petition of appeal to the Seoul High Court on Wednesday. Jung, 31, received a six-year prison term from a Seoul district court last November, and the Seoul appellate court reduced his jail sentence to five years Tuesday. Jung was convicted of raping women during drinking parties in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, in January and in Daegu in March of the same year, together with Choi Jong-hoon, a former member of boy band FT Island, and other members of a mobile chatroom. Jung was given a heavier prison term, as he was additionally indicted on charges that he secretly filmed himself having sex with women and shared the footage with friends on mobile chats. The high court explained that the scope of commutations differed for the two, as Choi had submitted letters of compensation agreements with his rape victims, while Jung had not. It is not known yet whether Choi will appeal to the top court. Coronavirus spreading in S. All Rights Reserved.