2021-01-23

South Korean coach sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison for sexually assaulting two Olympic female champions! Victim:The sentence is too light

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Two years ago, South Korea’s two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee shocked the country by accusing the coach of multiple sexual assaults on her two years ago. On January 21, the coach was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months in prison. However, Shen Xixi’s lawyer said on the 22nd that Shen Xixi requested a heavier judgment.

Sexually assaulted several times in three years since the age of 17

Short track speed skater Shen Seok-hee is one of the top female sports stars in Korea. She publicly accused her coach of Cho Jae-beom (Cho Jae-beom) in January 2019, starting at the age of 17. She has been sexually assaulted several times.

Her actions prompted a series of athletes to come forward and make similar accusations, leading to an apology by the Korean sports authorities.

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Coach Jo Jae-Bum

On Thursday, Jo Jae-Bum was convicted and sentenced by South Korea’s Suwon District Court Imprisonment for 10 and a half years. But Shen Xixi’s lawyer, Im Sang-hyeok, said that Shen Xixi believed that the sentence was too light and would ask the court to impose a longer sentence.

It is reported that South Korean prosecutors initially requested a sentence of 20 years in prison. Lin Sang-hyuk said:“The victim hopes that the prosecutor’s appeal will be sentenced to more severe punishment.” A spokesperson for the Suwon Prosecutor’s Office said that the prosecution will “thoroughly” consider Shen Xixi’s request for heavier punishment.

Korean society has a strict hierarchy of predecessors

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Shen Xixi is one of Korea’s top female sports stars

23 years old Shen Xixi has won 4 Olympic medals, including the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Relay Gold Medal and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Ice Relay Gold Medal.

South Korea is a regional sports power. It often ranks among the top ten medals in the Summer and Winter Olympics, and short track speed skating has won many championship titles.

In a Korean society where competition is already very fierce, there are phenomena such as gender inequality, strict predecessor hierarchy, and coaches have a huge influence on athletes’ careers. This sport has long It has been full of physical and verbal violence.

Initially accused the coach of assaulting multiple athletes

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Shen Xixi

In 2018, Shen Xixi initially took Zhao Jaefan to court, calling himself He and three other athletes were beaten by him from 2011 to 2018. Jo Jae-Bum was sentenced to 18 months in prison in January 2019.

In 2019, Shen Xixi spoke again, saying that what made him so painful was far more terrifying than being beaten:”Since 2014, I have been raped by him repeatedly. At that time, I was sophomore in high school… , He demanded absolute obedience, threatening not to tell others.”

The lawyer said that Shen Xixi’s wish to reveal the truth is”I want no one in the world to become a victim like her”, and hope this The ruling”helped victims somewhere in Korean society stand up in the future.”

South Capital reporter Shi Minglei