Sunday, October 2, 2022

South Korea: many more sexual offense trials

The Korea Times reports a 77.6% increase in the number of sex offense trials in the South Korean armed forces over the last four years.

The number of trials for active-duty soldiers accused of sexual crimes amounted to 2,185 between 2018 and last year, according to the data provided to Rep. Kim Seung-won of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea.

The figure breaks down into 443 in 2018, 434 in 2019, 521 in 2020 and 787 last year.

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