The court sentenced a 30-year-old hagwon instructor who had sex with a middle school student he taught several times a suspended sentence of imprisonment.

According to the legal community today (13th), the 1st Criminal Division of the Pohang Branch of the Daegu District Court (Chief Judge Kwon Soon-hyang) sentenced A (32), who was charged with statutory rape of a minor, to 2 years and 6 months in prison and 4 years of probation. He was ordered to take 40 hours of sexual assault treatment lectures and to be restricted from employment for 10 years at welfare facilities for children, adolescents and the disabled.

A is accused of having committed adultery with B (15), a middle school girl, five times.

It was revealed that Mr. A, an academy instructor, committed this crime while conducting a private tutoring class with his student, Miss B.

When the judge asked Mr. A, who was eventually brought to court, "Do you think there is no problem (with regard to the rape of minors) because there is no violence and intimidation?" he said, "I am aware that there is a legal problem."

The court then pointed out, "The suspect committed the crime by targeting a young victim who has not yet established a sexual perception or values."

However, the sentence was suspended, explaining the reason for the sentencing, explaining the reason for the sentencing, saying, "It seems that he did not use strong force or coercive methods against the victim and that he paid a settlement amount and reached an amicable settlement with the victim."

Meanwhile, according to the Criminal Act, which was amended in May 2020, the statutory rape of a minor is stipulated to be punishable by adultery or molestation against a minor between the ages of 13 and 16.