Jo Joo-bin, who was sentenced to 45 years in prison in the first trial on charges of producing and distributing sexual exploitation in the Telegram 'Doctor's Room', is scheduled to hear the appeal sentencing trial this week.
The court will hold an appeal hearing for the people involved in the doctor's room including Mr. Cho the day after (June 1).
From May 2019 to February of the following year, Cho was handed over to trial on charges of blackmailing dozens of female victims, including children and adolescents, to film sexual exploitation videos, and selling and distributing them through the Internet messenger Telegram's doctor's room.
The prosecution defined the doctor's room as a criminal organization, and additionally applied charges such as organization and activity of a criminal organization to Mr. Cho and key members.
The first trial court found Cho guilty of all charges except for the part where the indictment was dismissed through agreement with the victim and sentenced him to 40 years in prison, and five accomplices were sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison.
In addition, after being separately charged with concealing criminal proceeds, Jo Joo-bin was sentenced to an additional 5 years in prison, increasing the sentence of the first trial to 45 years in prison.
This charge was merged and tried on appeal.
At the decision trial last month, the prosecution demanded life imprisonment for Cho as in the first trial, emphasizing that "they created an unprecedented sexual violence group called the Doctor's Room and repeatedly committed heinous sexual violence, so the crime is serious and bad."
In his final statement, Mr. Cho said, "I will paint the future so that I can be remembered as a person who knew how to repent."
Cho was recently charged with coercion and coercion as it was revealed that three women were threatening to take nude photos and received them.