Jung Joon Young, the K-pop star who earlier admitted to filming himself having sex with women without their consent, is looking at up to seven and a half years imprisonment upon conviction.
“His illegally filmed hidden camera videos and distribution against the victims carries up to 7 years in prison,” lawyer Oh Soo Jin noted during an in-depth discussion of his case on MBC “Section TV” on Tuesday.
“It’s possible that if the prostitution suspicions are added then this will add another half year sentence. According to the Sexual Violence Punishment Law, the punishment guarantees 5 years behind bars with a maximum of 7.5 years or less.”
According to the lawyer, the liability of those who were in a chat room with Jung who watched the illegal videos will be investigated for their involvement.
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“It is difficult to hold criminal responsibility just by watching illegal video clips, but if you give and distribute illegal videos to others, you can face up to five years in prison or a fine of 30 million won ($~27,000),” he added. “If the act occurred before the revision of the law, he would be sentenced to not more than five years in prison or fined less than 10 million won.”
Authorities placed Jung under investigation twice overnight on the 14th and 17th for distributing illegally filmed video clips at online chat rooms allegedly participated by fellow entertainers Choi Jong-hun and acquaintances since 2015.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s metropolitan investigation team filed an arrest warrant for Jung on Monday.
According to AllKPop, Jung’s final charges might also include his suspected collusion with the police on top of the sex video charges.
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