Jung Joon Young and Jonghun to Face Joint Trial for Sexual Assault
Jane Lee, June 5, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
On June 5, the Seoul Central District Court announced the joint trial for Korean songwriter Jung Joon Young and former F.T. Island member, Jonghun. Mr. Kwon Jonghun is currently faced with two charges of aggravated rape or rape involving two or more attackers. Jung Joon Young is also facing aggravated assault charges. The singer has already admitted to violating the Special Act on Punishment of Sexual Crimes by illegally filming women with hidden cameras. Jung Joon Young's lawyers are reported to have requested a joint trial with Jonghun.
Mr. Kwon is facing trial for suspicions of quasi-rape, which refers to cases when a person engages in sexual intercourse with a victim that is unconscious or unable to resist.
With the announcement of the second trial, Jung Joon Young's second hearing has been postponed to June 27 when both men are expected to be present.