6 South Korean Middle School teens Arrested for Gang Rape of Elementary Student
David Lee, April 20, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Six middle school students were arrested Wednesday for sexually assaulting a girl who had only just graduated from primary school. The boys, aged 14, are being accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor who was incapacitated under alcoholic influence and unable to resist.
The incident took place at a goshiwon -- low-cost single room accommodation -- rented by one of the boy’s parents, in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, on March 5. One of the boys invited the 12-year-old girl he knew from before to “a friend’s birthday party” at the private space.
There they illegally consumed alcohol and took turns in violating the intoxicated girl.
When the girl did not return home that night, her father reported her missing. The police found her the next morning at the goshiwon with three boys and used condoms.
The boy who had invited the girl confessed to the group’s wrongdoings. The Bucheon Wonmi police said all six boys were arrested under charges of taking advantage of the girl. The case has now been passed on to the prosecution.