An assistant professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) who paid money to have sex with a minor was fined in the first trial and appealed, but was also convicted in the second trial.

According to the legal community on the 17th, the 3rd Criminal Division of the Daejeon High Court (Chief Judge Jae-oh Jeong) sentenced A (43), who was charged with violating the Act on the Protection of Children and Adolescents (purchase of sex, etc.) a fine of 30 million won. I did.

Mr. A was handed over to trial on charges of buying the last name of a teenager he learned from a random chat application at a Daejeon motel between 2018 and 2019 three times.

As a result of the investigation, it is also known that a circumstance to the effect that 'they had sex while wearing a school uniform' was also reported.

The court of first instance sentenced A to a fine of 30 million won, but immediately after the verdict, Mr. A appealed, saying, 'I did not know he was a juvenile'.

The court of appeals did not accept the effect of some of the evidence from the investigative agency, saying, "There is some evidence that the investigative agency has collected in an illegal way."

The court pointed out, "Even if a woman puts on heavy makeup, it is difficult to believe that her appearance or voice exceeds her actual age."

It added, "The accused has no attitude of remorse, such as denying the fact of prostitution in the prosecution or claiming that the woman extorted money."

Meanwhile, KAIST announced that assistant professor A was dismissed from his position in January 2021 and that "there was a measure to prevent lectures or research on campus."