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Ko Young Wook Sentenced to Five Years in Prison and an Electronic Anklet

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2013.04.10 13:23 Mwave Park, HyunMin Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Ko Young Wook was sentenced today to five years in prison, and was also ordered to wear an electronic anklet for 10 years and be registered as a sex offender with the public registry for seven years.

The sentence was handed down on April 10 on his illicit sex and harrassment cases against three minors.

Ko Young Wook Sentenced to Five Years in Prison and an Electronic Anklet

The justice department stated, "[The defendant] used his status as a celebrity to harass and have illicit sex with victims who are young and so lack proper judgment. He also denied the charges in court, gave excuses, and attempted to lay responsibility on some of the victims. We sentence him to five years in prison and seven years on the sex offender registry."

It also said about the prosecution′s request for an electronic anklet, "He was involved in a total of five crimes between 2010 and 2012, and he uses similar methods, driving down the possibility that they were accidental. That he was involved in a similar crime while prosecution was heading an investigation indicates there is a high possibility he will commit such crimes again. We order him to wear an electronic anklet for 10 years."

Ko Young Wook hung his head after the sentence was read.

Ko Young Wook was sued by 18-year-old ′A′ in May 2012 for rape, and victims ′B′ and ′C′ soon followed with their own cases. While the three cases were being investigated by prosecution, he was again charged for harassing ′D′, leading him to stand in court for harrassing and having illicit sex with B, C and D. The case filed by A was dismissed, and B and C dropped their cases after reaching an agreement with Ko Young Wook.

C appeared in court as a witness, and petitions by the acquaintances of the victims were turned in on March 14 and April 2.

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