SEOUL, South Korea — The nation’s top court on Wednesday upheld a two-year jail sentence against a former prosecutor for having sex with a female suspect he was questioning.
The 31-year-old former junior prosecutor, named Jeon Jae-mong, was convicted of engaging in sexual acts with the theft suspect in November 2012 while questioning her in his Seoul office and later having sex with her at a motel, according to court records.
The Supreme Court rejected Jeon’s final appeal against a verdict handed down by two lower courts, labeling the sex as bribery.
It marks the first time that the court has convicted a public official on bribery charges for having sex with a woman related to his duty. Jeon was dismissed from his job in February 2013.
Jeon’s case drew intense public criticism against the prosecution office as it came on the heels of another high-profile scandal centering on allegations that a senior prosecutor took massive bribes.
Source: Busan eFM News