Ok Sori Could Face 18 Months in Jail for Adultery

November 28, 2008 at 11:29 pm | Posted in Stars | 3 Comments

Actress Ok So-ri (left) and a man with whom she had an affair.

Prosecutors are seeking an 18-month jail sentence for actress Ok So-ri, who admits adultery, and six months in jail and two years’ probation for her paramour, a singer identified as Jung. Korea is one of a handful of countries where adultery remains a crime after the Constitutional Court, ruling on a petition from Ok, rallied an insufficient majority to throw out the elderly law.

During trial at the Uijeongbu District Court on Wednesday, prosecutors explained their demand, saying while Ok (40) admitted the charges in court, she denied them during the investigation, and the accuser was seeking strict punishment for the couple. Jung (38), however, cooperated with prosecutors and admitted all charges from the outset, they said. The court rules on Dec. 17.

Ok had been indicted for having extramarital relations with Jung on three occasions between May and July 2006. In February this year she petitioned the Uijeongbu District Court to ask the Constitutional Court whether the country’s adultery law is constitutional. The case was delayed for nine months until the Constitutional Court upheld the law by default after failing to muster the two-thirds majority needed to overturn it.

Source: Digital Chosunilbo
Credit: seoulfull.wordpress.com

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  1. i really don’t know what to say…
    in my opinion i don’t think she deserves to go to jail for having an affair…

    who, other than your spouse, cares about who you sleep with…i wouldn’t want the police investigating my sex life..it doesn’t seem right…

  2. they should’ve gotten her male companion before he fled the country! haha he knew to get out early…

  3. wow. who would have thought that korea was still so backwards in that respect


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