Ko Young Wook — the disgraced idol singer of 90s hit group Roo’Ra — has today been served his conclusive jail sentence for sexually assaulting minors.
The 37-year-old singer was sentenced September 27 to two-and-a-half years in prison by the Seoul District Court.
The original sentence was set to be five years in prison and a court-ordered electronic ankle tag for 10 years, however the singer’s attorney appealed in June, based on the fact that some of the three alleged victims’ statements were “admittedly inconsistent”.
A court judge court agreed to adjust the sentence, however Ko will still be added to the child sex offender register for five years and wear an anklet for three.
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When challenged that the electronic anklet sentence was still yet “unreasonable”, the judge explained: “All the victims were minors and this indicates that the defendant clearly does not have a healthy awareness of sex.”
The court sternly ruled that the defendant would not receive special treatment because he is a well-known personality. Indeed, Ko will be the first Korean celebrity to wear an electronic anklet.