K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to jail for raping woman, sharing videos online

Jung admitted to having shared videos he secretly took while having sex with women. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 29, 2019, 05.32 PM (IST)

K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have been awarded jail sentence for gangraping drunk unconscious women. Jung has been given six years in jail and Choi has received a five-year term. 

Jung was also additional charged for filming and distributing footage of the rape, the Seoul Central District Court announced the verdict on Friday.

The two convicted musicians have to go through 80 hours of sexual violence treatment courses and have been banned from working with children.

The court revealed that Jung, who was arrested in March, was a member of several online chat groups that shared sex tapes and circulated jokes about drugging and raping women. 

This is the latest in several sex scandals that have rocked the K-pop world scene lately, in recent years.

Delivering the sentence, judge Kang Seong-soo said that Jung had raped women who were "drunk and unable to resist, filmed them nude and having sex, then spread it on a group chat". 

The shocking revelation about the two pop stars apparently came out while the police were probing a separate case -- involving K-pop superstar Seungri who was reportedly a member of Jung`s group chat.

Seungri, who fronted a popular boy band named Big-bang, was charged with supplying prostitutes to potential business investors.

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The court revealed that Jung, who was arrested in March, was a member of several online chat groups that shared sex tapes and circulated jokes about drugging and raping women.