8:16 am - 02/22/2013
Open World Entertainment CEO’s appeal against his 6-year prison sentence rejected
The CEO of Open World Entertainment has seen his original sentence of 6 years in prison upheld after his appeal was rejected by the court on the 21st.
He was charged mid last year for sexually assaulting his female trainees, and was eventually sentenced to six years in prison. He appealed, but the original sentence of 6 years in jail as well as 40 hours in a sexual assault treatment program have been upheld. His file will also be available as public record for 5 years.
Although he had admitted to his crimes, he and his legal team had appealed asking for a reduction in sentence, saying, “He accepts all the charges and pleads guilty. But the defendant has worked hard for the spread of Hallyu in China, and is a true entrepreneur in the domestic entertainment industry.”
However, the court was not swayed and turned down the appeal, while firmly stating, “He used his place of power after he signed a contract with the victims and violated their sexual rights and personal rights, and gave them mental pain that will be hard to heal throughout their entire life.”
Allkpop, Star News