Their original sentences have been reduced
12 May 2020 - 4:26 PM  UPDATED 12 May 2020 - 4:30 PM

Jung Joon Young and Choi Jong Hoon's prison sentences have been reduced after a series of appeals.

In November 2019,  Jung Joon Young was sentenced to six years in prison, while Choi Jong Hoon was sentenced to five years, for violations of the Special Cases Act on Punishment of Sexual Crimes, including secretly recording sexual acts with women and distributing the footage in KakaoTalk chatrooms.

Their sentences have now been reduced on appeal: Jung Joon Young's sentence is now five years in prison, while Choi Jong Hoon has been sentenced to prison for 2 years and six months.

The men were also originally indicted on charges of aggravated rape that took place in 2016 in Hongcheon and Daegu, South Korea. Additionally, their first sentence in November 2019 ordered them to complete 80 hours of sexual violence treatment, and limited their employment in facilities related to children and teenagers for five years.


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