It has been confirmed that a man in his 80s, who was arrested and charged with raping an elementary school girl on the way to school, has committed sexual offenses against children three times over the years.



In addition, this man claimed 'dementia' in a past trial and received pardon.



On the 24th, Uijeongbu District Prosecutor's Office Namyangju Branch Criminal Division 2 (Chief Prosecutor Jeong-suk Son) arrested and indicted Mr. A (83) on charges of sexual assault and coercion of a minor under the age of 13 under the Act on Special Cases concerning the Punishment of Adultery Abuse and Sexual Violence Crimes.



A is accused of sexually assaulting elementary school student B, who was attending school in a residential area in Gyeonggi-do on April 27, by approaching her with the word "pretty" and taking her home.



On the day of the crime, the police arrived after receiving a report from the parents of the victim, and immediately arrested Mr. A and arrested him.



In the police investigation, Mr. A is said to have admitted to most of his charges, saying, "I committed a crime because I was lonely."



A was sentenced to probation and a fine for sexually harassing elementary school girls in 2017 and 2018, respectively.



In particular, even though the crime in 2018 occurred during the probation period of the first case, the court at the time sentenced a fine rather than a prison sentence.



In 2018, the court ruled, "It cannot be concluded that there is a risk of recidivism because of the fact that Mr.

It also exempted the disclosure of the identity of sex offenders.



However, as a result of checking the court records at the time, it was found that no official dementia diagnosis was submitted as a list of evidence.



It was submitted to the court as the basis for commuting the sentence for dementia after receiving a statement stating that 'there is a high possibility of developing dementia due to a tumor in the brain'.



When the repeated child sex offenses of Mr. A became known, the local community complained of anxiety and urged that he be punished with imprisonment and severe punishment such as wearing an electronic anklet this time, and that his identity should be disclosed.



In addition, there are growing voices saying that elderly criminals, including Mr. A, should no longer only look at elderly criminals with compassion in relation to the emphasis on old age and health status.

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