Singer Jung Joon Young is expected to be sentenced up to seven and a half years in prison.
According to an in-depth look at his scandal by lawyer Oh Soo Jin on MBC 'Section TV' that aired on Tuesday, "his illegally filmed hidden camera videos and distribution against the victims carries up to 7 years in prison. It's possible that if the prostitution suspicions are added then this will add another half year sentence. According to the Sexual Violence Punishment Law, the punishment guarantees 5 years behind bars with a maximum of 7.5 years or less. "
As for the level of punishment of those who were in a chat room with Jung, the lawyer said, "It is difficult to hold criminal responsibility just by watching illegal video clips, but if you give and distribute illegal videos to others, you can face up to five years in prison or a fine of 30 million won ($~27,000). If the act occurred before the revision of the law, he would be sentenced to not more than five years in prison or fined less than 10 million won," he explained.
Prior to this, Jung was recently investigated by police for distributing illegally filmed video clips at a chat room and private chat rooms, that included fellow entertainers Choi Jong-hun and acquaintances, since late 2015. The suspect, who was charged on the 12th, was investigated twice overnight on the 14th and 17th, and on the 18th, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency's metropolitan investigation team filed an arrest warrant for Jung Joon Young.
Above all, Jung Joon Young is also suspected of colluding with the Police on the hidden camera scandal, therefore, a lot of people are paying attention to what his final charges will be.