TV Personality Held in Sexual Assault on Teen

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TV personality Go Young-wook was arrested Thursday for sexually assaulting a schoolgirl, even as police are investigating prior charges of sex with minors.

A Seoul district court issued an arrest warrant saying Go could try to flee and destroy evidence.

Seodaemun district police booked Go (37) on Thursday for allegedly groping the girl while giving her a ride in his car.

According to police, Go, a former member of four-member band Roo'ra, picked up the 13-year-old girl in the streets of Hongeun in northwestern Seoul and allegedly groped her thighs and other parts of her body.

He told the girl that he was a music producer and could help her get into showbiz, police said.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 11, 2013 09:27 KST