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Ko Young-wook

Lawyers of Ko Young-wook, the first celebrity to wear an electronic anklet tracking device after being indicted for sexually assaulting several teenage girls, have reportedly declined to work with Ko on his appeal.

Accordingly, the Seoul High Court has designated a public defender for Ko.

He had a hard time finding a defense lawyer for the previous case and changed from a private lawyer to a public defender and then back to another private lawyer.

“It is common that lawyers who lose decide not to continue to the appeal, but the fact that he did not designate any private lawyer indicates that no legal expert had taken his case,” said one official.

The former member of the 1990s pop band Roora was sentenced to serve five years in prison. After he completes his jail term, he will be obligated to wear the anklet for 10 years.

Ko previously filed the appeal by himself without letting his lawyer know about his decision, an unusual move for a criminal defendant.

By Lee Sun-min
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