A former professional baseball player who was sentenced to three years and six months in prison in the first trial on charges of sexually assaulting an acquaintance at a karaoke room was released on probation at the appeals trial.



The Suwon High Court Criminal Division 2-1 (Chief Judges Wang Jeong-ok, Kim Gwan-yong, and Sang-ho Lee) overturned the original judgment on former professional baseball player A (43), who was charged with sexual assault, etc. sentenced to 4 years.



In addition, he was ordered to probate for 4 years, do 120 hours of community service, complete 40 hours of a sexual violence treatment program, and be restricted from employment for 3 years.



Person A was indicted without detention on the charge of sexually assaulting acquaintance B at a karaoke room in Hanam, Gyeonggi Province, on May 17, 2020 around midnight.



In addition, he is accused of sexually harassing a part of the body of an acquaintance in a baseball class in the Hanam area.



At the first trial, Mr. A denied the allegations, claiming, "It was a slight physical contact that occurred during the (baseball) teaching process, no sexual harassment."



The court of first instance sentenced him to three years and six months in prison, saying, "It is judged that the victims are clearly expressing their refusal through the victim's recorded records."



However, the court of appeals said, "The quality of each crime of the accused is not good and the shock received by the victims is unfavorable, and it is normal." normal"



Meanwhile, Mr. A, who is married, played as a pitcher for Seoul and regional clubs and was known to run a baseball academy and teach young players after serving as a coach at a professional club for a year.

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