It was discovered throughout their 1st trial that Jung Joon Young, Choi Jonghoon and their acquaintances were charged with ten cases of statutory offense and sexual harassment.
The first trial for Jung Joon Young, Choi Jonghoon and three others was held at the Seoul Central District Court on July 16th. Before the official hearing, the public prosecutor read aloud their charges.
The charges included crimes that were committed in Hongcheon, Gangwon-do on January 9, 2016 and in Daegu on March twentieth of that year. The defendants were charged with ten cases of violent crimes such as aggravated quasi-rape, attempted rape and indecent assault.
The most serious aggravated quasi-rape charge involved Jung Joon Young, Choi Jonghoon, Mr. Kim and Mr. Heo at a hotel in Daegu on March 20, 2016. The prosecuting officer saw Jung Joon Young and Choi Jonghoon as the principal offenders. The prosecutor suspects that they had sexual relations with the drunk and unconscious victims at the same time which Mr. Kim and Mr. Heo watched over the crime and expressed their intentions for active participation.
In reference to this charge, Jung Joon Young declared that the sexual relations occurred under consent which the victim wasn't unconscious. Meanwhile, Choi Jonghoon declared that whereas his memory isn't clear, there have been no sexual relations.
Mr. Heo is at the same time being charged with attempted rape for making an attempt to rape a lady who was refusing to have sexual relations at that hostel on the same day. Mr. Kim is being charged with the molestation of a victim who was too drunk she to control her body at a close-by club. All of them have denied the charges.
Another defendant, Mr. Kwon, is being charged for forcing a drunk lady into a chamber and making an attempt to rape her at a resort in Hongcheon, Gangwon-do on january 9, 2016. Mr. Kwon is additionally charged with quasi-rape and indecent assault at that location on the same day.
Mr. Kim and Choi Jonghoon, who also accompanied Mr. Kwon to this resort, are also being charged with indecent assault, each in different locations. Mr. Kim and Mr. Kwon are being accused of raping a woman and even illegally filming it.
In regard to the incident at the resort in Hongcheon, Mr. Kwon stated that the charges are untrue and that even if there were sexual relations, they occured under mutual consent. Mr. Kim and Choi Jonghoon also denied charges.
Mr. Kim and Choi Jonghoon, who additionally accompanied Mr. Kwon to the current resort, are also being charged with indecent assault, every different location. Mr. Kim and Mr. Kwon are being incriminated of raping a lady and even lawlessly photograph it.
In reference to the incident at the resort in Hongcheon, Mr. Kwon declared that the charges are untrue and that even though there were sexual relations, they occured under mutual consent. Mr. Kim and Choi Jonghoon also denied charges.
Moreover, as reported by the prosecutor, there are thirteen cases of lawless filming of the victims while they are naked without their consent from November 2015 to June 2016. there have been additionally sixteen cases of the sharing of the illegally-filmed content through group chatrooms.
Due to the conflicting statements of the defendants, the court has determined to ask them more question in trial