Yesterday (19th) we reported on a case in which a middle school girl was assaulted by her parents and older brother in the middle of Gangnam, Seoul. The police applied for an emergency interim measure to detain the student’s father in detention center, and the court accepted it.
Reporter Park Kyung-hyun reports exclusively.
At dawn on the 15th, at the entrance of an apartment complex in Gangnam, Seoul.
A male junior high school girl runs out with her bare feet at high speed, chases her down, knocks her down, and assaults her while dragging her roughly.
The assailant is the middle school girl’s father, Mr. A, and her older brother and mother, who arrived late, also use violence against the middle school girl.
Mr. A’s assault did not stop for more than 10 minutes.
The police, who determined that the level of their assault was serious, applied to the prosecution for emergency temporary measures to prevent parents and older brothers from approaching or contacting the victim.
In particular, for father A, the highest number 7 under the Child Abuse Punishment Act was also applied.
If there is a risk of recurrence of abuse, it is a measure to detain the perpetrator in a detention center or detention center for up to 2 months to protect the child, and it can be extended once.
In the last five years, only 36 applications for provisional measures No. 7 have been filed, and the court has only accepted 23 of them.
[Kwak Ji-hyeon/Children’s rights lawyer: Measure No먹튀검증. 7 is a very rare case of confining a suspect to a detention center without a warrant. To that extent, the investigative agency and the court judged it to be a serious matter.]
Mr. A was said to have been detained at the Eastern Detention Center in Seoul yesterday afternoon, and the victim’s middle school girl who was admitted to the protection facility is known to have no serious trauma.
The police are continuing their investigation, including securing statements from the victim, with the possibility that family members, including Mr. A, may have abused the victim in the past.