K-pop stars jailed for gang-rape in South Korea

K-pop stars embroiled in controversies

Another K-pop star Choi Jong-hoon, the former leader of the band F.T. Island, has been sentenced to five years in prison for participating and spreading illegal footage of an alleged gang rape. While Jung was given six years, Choi received a five-year term.

The singers, who now retired from the industry following the sexual assault scandal, have also been ordered to complete 80 hours of sexual violence treatment and been banned from working in youth-related facilities for five years.

"We can't imagine the pain the victims might have felt who found out later", Kang said, according to Yonhap news agency, adding that Choi "did not feel remorse after mass-raping drunken victims".

Friday's verdict came just days after the death of Goo Hara, a former member of girl group Kara, in an apparent suicide after she was blackmailed over "revenge porn" - private sex videos made with or without consent but shared without permission by disgruntled former partners or malicious acquaintances. His last album The First Person was released in 2017.

Jung admitted distributing the video and others he took, though he argued the sex was in all cases consensual.

Lawyers for Jung and Choi could not be reached for comment.

"The defendants may be young in age, but the crime committed is too serious and grave".

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"The two have asserted that they had sex with the women after obtaining their consent, but the women were in a state where they were unable to protest or resist", the court noted.

"I deeply regret my foolishness and I feel great remorse".

The court did not identify any of the victims of rape as minors, but South Korean law protects children from all registered sex offenders despite the nature of the crime.

And now, eight months later, it's determined he and Choi will spend a few years' each in prison to atone for some of the horrors that they've perpetrated upon innocent women.

He was sentenced to six years in prison.

Seungri, whose boyband Big-bang have sold more than 140 million records, has been charged with supplying prostitutes to potential business investors. He quit the group, and the entertainment industry, as the sex video scandal erupted in March.

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