Boy Band Member Arrested for Rape

  • By Kim Seung-jae

    May 10, 2019 13:03

    Choi Jong-hoon of boy band FT Island was arrested on Thursday on charges of rape.

    Choi Jong-hoon of boy band FT Island leaves the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday. /Yonhap

    The Seoul Central District Court accepted that the singer poses a risk of destroying evidence.

    Choi (29) is charged with taking part in a gang rape with three other men in 2016 of a woman who said she was intoxicated after drinking with them.

    All four men were members of the same celebrity group chat, where they also allegedly shared hidden-cam photos of women having sex.

    The group chat also included Seung-ri of boy band Big Bang and singer Jung Joon-young.

    Asked by reporters if he admits the charges, Choi only said, "I'm sorry." He denies rape.

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