Men sentenced to 5, 10 years for raping teen
A 42-year-old man, Park, started a 10-year prison term Thursday for raping a high school student after hitting his victim in a car crash in Seoul eight years ago.
The Northern Seoul District Court also sentenced Park’s colleague, 42-year-old Shin, to a five-year term for similar offenses against the 17-year-old girl. The court also ruled that personal information of the two men including their names, photos and addresses remain public for 10 years.
According to the court panel, the two convicts raped the girl on the way to a hospital when they caused the accident on a road in northern Seoul in February, 2004. They drove the victim with her leg injured in the back seat to a nearby resort, saying, “We will drive you to a nearby hospital.”
“It is inevitable to punish these criminals severely,” the panel said. “They committed very serious crimes because they raped the crash victim at a secluded amusement park, and did not take the injured girl to a hospital.”
The victim refused to forgive them and Park showed no remorse over his actions, instead he made excuses for them, the panel added.