Kang Ji HwanThe original verdict was upheld by the court.
On June 11, Suwon’s Supreme Court tried Kang Ji Hwan’s charges of quasi-rape and indecent violence. The court ruled to uphold the original sentence of a two-year and six-month prison sentence suspended for three years. This means that he will only serve the sentence if he commits another crime during the three-year trial period.
The court found that while he contested some of the crimes, when he examined the evidence, he found that the original judgment was reasonable. They added: “When considering factors such as the facts, the circumstances of the crime and the victim’s request for leniency, the judgment does not appear to be too harsh or lenient.”
Kang Ji Hwan was arrested by police at his home in Gwangju on July 9, 2019, after receiving reports that he had entered a room where two female employees were sleeping, and then one of them was sexually assaulted and the other sexually harassed. Although the actor initially said he could not remember the incident, he canceled all activities after his arrest and eventually admitted the majority of the charges in a statement. However, Kang Ji Hwan continued to deny part of the evidence.
When the court sentenced him to three years’ probation last December, he said, “During the trial, the victims said they did not want the suspect to be punished. However, given the nature of the sexual assault crimes, it would be difficult to recognize this as there is a recovery from the harm. It is not correct that there is an end just because the accused has reached an agreement, and he should repent for the rest of his life to heal the suffering of the victims. “
After the verdict, both the prosecutor and Kang Ji Hwan appealed. At an appeal process on May 14, Kang Ji Hwan said, “I sincerely apologize to the people who were injured because of me.” to show and my picture is so embarrassing to me now. “
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