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Bus drivers sentenced to serve time for raping minor with intellectual disability

By jubilantj   Monday, September 26, 2016   25,308   123   16

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The Supreme Court of South Korea confirmed its original verdict on the former bus drivers who raped a minor with an intellectual disability. 


During a previously held appellate court, the perpetrators, a 66-year-old Han, a 62-year-old Noh, a 50-year-old Choi, and a 45-year-old Jang, were each sentenced to serve time in prison. The Supreme Court announced its final verdict on September 26, announcing that the original verdict stands. Han was sentenced to four years in prison, Noh to three years, Choi to two years, and Jang, charged with attempting rape, to two years in prison and two years of probation. 

The four began sexually assaulting 'A', who was 17-years-old at the time, back in summer of 2012. In June 2012, Han drove 'A' to an empty lot and forced himself on her, and later, Choi dragged 'A' to a motel and raped her. 


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In winter of that same year, Noh also took 'A' to a vacant lot and raped her and is also suspected of blackmailing her when she tried to report the incident to the police. Police also discovered that Han used 'A's intellectual disability to his advantage to trick, bully, and scare her into submission. The company that the four were working for eventually heard rumors about the rapes, leading the police to launch an internal investigation. 

The rulings from the first and second trials had clashed, as there was some confusion over whether the four's sexual acts against 'A' would still count as rape when the victim accepted money and food in return. 

During the first trial, the court deemed the first instances of assault as rape but did not categorize the acts that occurred afterwards as rape because there was no "force exerted." However, this ruling was overruled in the second trial with a reasoning that read as such: "If the victim was taken advantage of for her intellectual disability to accede [to the sexual assualt] with money and food, then even though it did not occur with an oppression of her free will, we must deem that force was exerted." 

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    k_pop_insider Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    raped an intellectually disabled minor... gets 4,3,2,2 years in prison.I am embarrassed to say I'm a Korean. Such a shame...

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    3percenter Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Korea is still in the legal stone age. What a bunch of primitives.

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    daFoolio Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    sick puppies... these jerks are just vile.

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    shannnnt Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Karma will get to you just wait for it. 4 years of jail time is just your appetizer.

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    yelloworange22 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    these days theres a lot of rape cases,child abuse and killings in sk,maybe its time to consider death row in sk too.

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    shannnnt yelloworange22 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Or castration.

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    Zee_Queen_of_War Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    they should have gotten longer in prison,in my opinion

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    jerok Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    they deserve more time in prison, losers

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    Ryo69 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson

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    Sapp_VIXX Monday, September 26, 2016

    The highest sentence is only 4 years, how come not FOR LIFE? It always amazes me reading rape cases in SK specially involving minors, they always almost the rapist get away without any punishment and blaming the victim all the time. The justice treats the victim like shit! What is up with this laws, treating rape victims wrong. All countries are the same.

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    Kurapikaaa Monday, September 26, 2016

    It's scary that some people lack that much empathy.

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