Jung Joon Young and Choi Jonghoon have attended their combined hearing for aggravated rape and both have denied accusations. On June 27, the Seoul Central District Court held Choi Jonghoon and Jung Joon Young’s combined hearing alongside Mr. Kwon, Mr. Kim and Mr. Heo.
Jung Joon Young and Choi Jonghoon are accused of gang-raping a woman after getting her drunk in Hongcheon in January 2016 with the other members of Jung Joon Young’s chat room.
Jung Joon Young admitted to having sexual relations with the victim but denied charges of gang rape.
(Jung Joon Young) admits the fact that he had sexual relations with the victim on March 20, 2016 but he denies the facts charged as he did not plan the rape of the unspecified woman with the other defendants, the woman was not unconscious and it occurred by mutual consent. A portion of the exposed group chat logs was edited and the opinions of some investigators were inputted.
ㅡ Jung Joon Young’s lawyer
Choi Jonghoon also admitted that he was present at the location but that he did not participate in sexual relations and denied all charges of the prosecutor.
While he does not remember accurately as it was 3 years ago, he met (the female victim) on the veranda but he did not commit any acts related to sexual assault. Unlike the other defendants, he did not have any sexual relations with the victim. Considering how the victim ended up participating in the alcohol gathering, how she got to the hotel and the group chat content, it can be seen that he did not have sexual relations with the victim.
ㅡ Choi Jonghoon’s lawyer
Meanwhile, their next trial is scheduled to be held on July 16.