The prosecution asked the court to imprison a former national team coach Cho Jae-beom, who was convicted of committing a sex crime for three years against Shim Seok-hee, a Korean women's short track signboard, to 20 years in prison.
At the hearing of the 15th Division of the Suwon District Law Criminal Division (Judge Cho Hyu-ok), the prosecution made a request like this, saying, "The defendant's guilt is very bad."
In addition, we requested a restriction on employment for 10 years, probation for 5 years, and restriction on residence.
The prosecution explained the reason for the sentence, saying, "The defendant has denied the charges after sexual assault and harassment of the victim dozens of times," and "Please consider the point that the victim wants severe punishment."
In his final statement, Mr. Cho said, "I admit that I used violence and violence in the course of guidance, but all were for disciplinary purposes," and "I have never committed a sex crime."
Min-jung Choi, a fellow of Shim who was adopted as a witness and a gold medalist at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, did not attend.
The court conducted the entire trial process privately on this day to prevent secondary damage, such as protecting victims' privacy.
The sentence will be held on the 26th of next month.
From August 2014 when Shim was a sophomore in high school to December 2017, just before the opening of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Cho was accused of sexual assault or forcibly harassing him 30 times in seven locations, including Taereung and Jincheon athletes' villages and the ice rink of Korea Sports University. I am receiving it.
The prosecution indicted Cho's charges prior to 2016, when the player was a high school student, in violation of the Act on Sexual Protection of Children and Adolescents.
Apart from sexual crimes, Mr. Jo was handed over to trial for injuring Sim by habitual assaulting and injured, and was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison at an appeals court earlier last year, and sentenced to prison.