[Maeil Business Newspaper Lee Dagyeom]
Himchan’s second trial will be progressed, who is suspected of sexual molestation as the single investigation of police detective 14 at the Seoul district court on the 16th (Today)
The second trial will be held on the suspicion of sexual molestation by Himchan(29, Kim Himchan) who is a former member of the group B.A.P.
Himchan is suspected of forcibly molesting a woman in her 20s at a pension in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, during the July of last year. The woman claimed to police that she was sexually molested by Himchan while playing at the pension with 3 women including herself and 3 men including Himchan. The prosecution indicted Himchan without detention in April on charges of coercion, judging that he was found guilty after examining the witness’s statements.
In the first trial, which took place on the 12th of July, prosecutors revealed that Himchan molested her by touching the entire body of the woman who was sleeping in a blanket on the 24th of July, 2018.
It is also revealed that even though she expressed her intention to protest several times, Himchan forcibly molested her by climbing back up and kissing her.
However, the council for Himchan denied the facts charged. Himchan’s lawyer argued that “ It’s a situation where the two met for the first time and were in favor of each other.” “We admit that Himchan touched her upper body and kissed, but there was no more physical contact. It was touch by tacit consent,”
The judge asked the prosecutor to clarify whether the main reason for filing the complaint was hit-and-run sexual molestation or compulsory sexual molestation, and asked Himchan to submit an opinion on how far he admits and denies the physical contact.
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