A 30-year-old man who hid the body after sexually assaulting and abusingly murdering his 20-month-old daughter, was sentenced to life in prison for the first count, higher than 30 years in prison.

Today (27th), Daejeon High Court Criminal Division 1-1 (Chief Judge Jeong-mi Jeong) overturned the original judgment and sentenced to life imprisonment for A (30), who was charged with child abuse and murder and rape of a minor under the age of 13.

In addition, we have ordered restrictions on completion of 200 hours of child abuse treatment program, personal disclosure for 10 years, and employment restrictions in related organizations such as children and adolescents for 10 years.

At the dawn of June 15 last year, it was revealed that Mr. A was drunk and assaulted his 20-month-old daughter, B (26), who was living with him dozens of times, and even sexually assaulted him before he was abused and killed.

When the victim girl died, it was also investigated that Mr. A and her biological mother, Mr. B, put the body in an ice box and hid it in the bathroom in the house, and then went to karaoke.

In the first trial, the prosecution asked for the death penalty for A, but the court said, "Severe punishment is necessary, but considering the fact that he did not commit the crime for a long time with the intent to kill, and that he grew up amid frequent abuse by his parents in the past," he said. sentenced to 30 years.

At the first trial, Mr. A said, "I will accept any punishment sweetly," and gave up the appeal, but the prosecution appealed, saying the sentencing in the first trial was unfair.

At the appeals trial, the court overturned the 30-year prison sentence of the original court and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

The Court of Appeal pointed out, "The 20-month-old victim was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by Mr. A, whom he knew and followed as his father," and said, "Considering the cruelty of ruthlessly trampling on human dignity, it is right to isolate Mr. A forever from society." explained the reason.

In addition, the mother of the victim B, who was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison in the first trial for concealing the body, was also sentenced to 3 years in prison, which is higher than the original trial. commanded.

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