On April 17, photographer Rotta (Choi Won Seok), who was charged for suspicions of sexually harassing a model, received a prison sentence of eight months by the Seoul Western District Court and was immediately taken into custody. He was also sentenced with 80 hours of educational sessions regarding sexual violence as well as a three-year employment restriction in any work related to children and youth.
Rotta is a well-known photographer who has worked with many celebrities. Previously, he was accused of sexually harassing a model during a photo shoot. During the trial, Rotta argued that there was implicit consent by the victim, but the court denied his argument.
The court of justice stated, “His initial testimony was that there was no form of sexual harassment, but then he changed his statement during the prosecution investigation saying that there was physical contact with the victim’s consent. However, the victim’s testimonies have been consistent.”
Source: Naver, Soompi 1, 2