September 09, 2019 12:39
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the jail sentence of former South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung for raping his secretary.
An was sentenced to three years and six months in prison on a lesser charge of abusing his authority to coerce sex from his secretary on business trips in 2017 and 2018.
Rape would have been impossible to prove because their sexual relationship went on for so long. He was cleared at first instance for lack of evidence but convicted on appeal.
The top court said it upheld the sentence in light of the secretary's "consistent" testimony that she was coerced into a sexual relationship.
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