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90s Idol Ko Young Wook Sentenced to Jail for Sexually Assaulting Minors

September 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm EDT

Ko Young Wook outside the Western District Court House in Mapo, Seoul, on May 23, 2012 Credit: Dispatch Images

Ko Young Wook outside the Western District Court House in Mapo, Seoul, on May 23, 2012
Credit: Dispatch Images

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.

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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.

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