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Entertainment Agency CEO Receives Prison Sentence For Sexual Assault Of Aspiring Actors



An entertainment agency CEO who repeatedly sexually assaulted aspiring entertainers has been sentenced to five years in prison.

According to Yonhap News, the Supreme Court’s third division upheld the original verdict of five years imprisonment in the appeal trial for Lee (41), who was indicted on charges of forced sexual relations by abuse of supervisory power and abuse and fraud by a professional authority. In addition, completion of an 80-hour sexual violence treatment program, seven years of public registered information for sex crimes, and 10 years of employment restrictions on child and adolescent institutions ordered at the second trial have also been confirmed.

Lee was indicted for repeatedly sexually assaulting aspiring entertainers after luring them in with the promise of appearances as supporting actors in dramas unconfirmed for production. Lee was also charged with stealing more than 200 million won (approximately $179,000) from aspiring entertainers on the pretext of paying for management expenses after he tricked them into signing exclusive contracts. In reality, the dramas that he would hold auditions for were not aired by broadcast companies, and even production for the projects was unclear.

Lee was also previously indicted in 2012 on charges of indecent assault on aspiring entertainers and was sentenced to three years and six months in prison before being released in 2015.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver
modestgoddess79 11th-Jan-2019 02:31 pm (UTC)
so he's a repeat offender but only got 5 years?
daynr 11th-Jan-2019 07:30 pm (UTC)
that's a lot of crimes, and a second time at the rodeo, but it's 5 years huh?
fadeintoyou 11th-Jan-2019 09:31 pm (UTC)

not nearly enough time for such scum bag who preys on innocent individuals

baekpedaling 11th-Jan-2019 09:47 pm (UTC)
He obviously needs to be locked up for longer. He went to jail once for the same thing and has done it again!
goshipgurl 11th-Jan-2019 10:13 pm (UTC)
only 5 years? should be 50
premonitioner 11th-Jan-2019 11:12 pm (UTC)
Korean justice system fails victims yet again
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