A man in his 40s who committed several sex crimes against his underage daughter, who is intellectually disabled, was calm despite the court’s complaints, drawing outrage.
Jeju District Court’s second criminal department (judge Jang Chan-soo), held its first trial on A (49), who was arrested on charges of violating the Special Act on the Punishment of Sexual Violence Crimes (rape for the disabled).
According to the prosecution’s indictment, A is currently accused of forcibly harassing her intellectually disabled daughter B (19), and committing adultery three times at a hotel in Jeju City in May.
Initially, B expressed her intention not to want punishment in consideration of her family relationship with A, but now she is aware of the specific damage through counseling and is appealing for punishment for A.
A admitted all of his charges at the trial that day.
In response, the court said to A, “Aren’t you a daughter?” Isn’t she even more heartbreaking? How does a father do that to his daughter? She shouted, “Did your daughter look like a woman?” But A bowed her head and calmly replied, “I didn’t see it as a reason.”
The court decided to hold a second trial at 2 p.m. on January 13 next year to investigate the evidence.