September 03, 2019 13:13
The Supreme Court will finally decide the sentence in the rape case of former South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung next Monday.
An was found guilty of the lesser charge of abusing his authority to coerce sex from his secretary by a lower court.
The ex-governor, once considered as a strong future presidential contender, was indicted for repeatedly raping his secretary Kim Ji-eun on business trips and molesting her multiple times between July 2017 and February of 2018.
Rape would have been impossible to prove because their sexual relationship went on for so long, so prosecutors charged him with coercing sex by abuse of power.
He was cleared at first instance for lack of evidence but convicted on appeal and sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars.
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