On July 7, according to legal sources, the Daejeon District Court’s Cheonanji-won First Criminal Division heard a case against A (26), who was charged with violating the Special Act on the Punishment of Sexual Offenses (adultery with a minor under the age of 13메이저놀이터).
According to the investigation, Mr. A molested or sexually assaulted his cousin’s sister, who was 8 years old at the time, at her grandmother’s house on nine occasions from December 2010 to August of the following year.
He told her to “keep quiet” and threatened her not to tell anyone about the offenses, which were recorded in the child’s diary.
When the child reached the age of majority, she told the police and Mr. A’s crimes came to light.
Mr. A denied the allegations in the police investigation, but he admitted it in court and asked the court to sentence him.
“The defendant was only 14 years old at the time and had just left the age of majority, and he committed the crime accidentally when he was alone with the victim,” the defense attorney said, adding, “He denied it for fear of punishment, but now he has confessed and sincerely regrets the wrongdoing, and he has reached an agreement with the victim, and he has recently become a father and is responsible for the family, so please give him leniency.”
However, the prosecution requested a 10-year prison sentence, along with a public information notice and a 10-year work restriction order for organizations for children, youth and people with disabilities, in light of the victim’s long suffering.
The verdict for Mr. A will be handed down at a trial on the 10th of next month.