K-pop idols jailed for sexual offences, Entertainment News & Top Stories

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K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have been sentenced to prison for gangraping drunk unconscious women.

The 30-year-old singer was convicted of raping a woman, and filming the act.

The Seoul Central District Court said singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young received a six-year prison term and former boy band member Choi Jong-hoon a five-year term.

"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".

Choi said he didn't remember having sex with her - but if he did, it was likely to have been consensual.

'It is hard to fathom the extent of suffering the victims must have gone through'.

It is the highest-profile example of an epidemic of spycam crimes in South Korea, which have prompted widespread anger and led to women demonstrating in Seoul chanting: "My life is not your porn".

"The accused perpetrated sexual crimes against multiple women, degrading women and treating them as mere tools of sexual pleasure", the judge said in his verdict, according to The New York Times.

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The defendants had perceived the victims only as "sexual objects" to be exploited, it added, and "a heavy punishment is inevitable given the gravity of offences".

Both men wept when the sentences were announced.

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.

Jung had admitted the distribution of illicit videos but argued the sex was consensual. "Jung and Choi are singers who have enjoyed huge popularity".

The discovery of that group led to Jung's March arrest.

Other K-pop stars charged include K-pop megastar Seungri, a former member of Big Bang whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, who had retired from the entertainment industry amid allegations of illegal gambling in connection with the sex and drugs scandal.

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.

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