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A male surrogate driver in his 30s who received 10 million won in settlement money by falsely threatening that he was sexually harassed by a drunken man was sentenced to imprisonment.



The 16th Criminal Division of Suwon District Court (Judge Song Myeong-cheol) announced today (8th) that he sentenced a man in his 30s, who was charged with blackmail, to six months in prison.



On May 26 last year, Mr. A drove the vehicle of Mr. B, a man in his 40s, and contacted Mr. B the next day, claiming that he had been sexually harassed in the car the day before.



He was charged with extorting 10 million won by threatening and threatening, saying, "If we do not reach an agreement, I will go straight to the police station and report it."



It was investigated that A committed the crime aiming at the fact that B was drunk and unable to remember the situation at the time.



The court pointed out, "The situation after the crime is not good, and the victim wants punishment for the accused, such as making false statements as if he had been sexually assaulted by the victim and making false statements during the investigation process," the court said.



However, he explained the reason for the sentencing, saying, "I took into account the fact that I was late admitting all my mistakes and reflecting on it, and that I paid 2 million won, which is part of the extortion, as favorable circumstances."

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