Man in hostage case accused of rape

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Man in hostage case accused of rape

A man who was arrested following a double homicide earlier this month will also be charged for the rape of his 16-year-old stepdaughter, police said Wednesday, after medical analysis found his DNA on the girl’s body.

Kim Sang-hun, 46, stands accused of killing his 16-year-old stepdaughter and her biological father, surnamed Park, after holding them hostage for hours in an apartment in Ansan, Gyeonggi. Park’s live-in girlfriend and his other daughter, 17, were also present at the time of the incident.

According to authorities, the suspect broke into the residence, shared by Park and his girlfriend, at around 4 p.m. on Jan. 12.

Kim is believed to have stabbed Park to death immediately after Park returned home at 10:12 p.m., and then killed his 16-year-old stepdaughter at around 9:40 a.m. the next day when his wife - the girls’ mother from whom he was separated - did not answer her phone.

Police said they received a call from Kim’s wife at 9:36 a.m. on Jan. 13, saying her husband had called to inform her that he had taken four hostages.

Authorities arrested Kim at 2:30 p.m. that day after raiding the home.

During questioning, the 17-year-old stated that Kim had raped her younger sister when they were detained. Kim previously denied the allegation, though an investigation by the National Forensic Service concludes that Kim raped the teenager sometime between 3 and 5 a.m. before she was killed.

The Ansan Sangnok Police Precinct confirmed Wednesday that the crime was premeditated, and added that Kim had purchased two pairs of cotton work gloves at a convenience store minutes before he broke in to the house.

Kim faces a litany of charges, including murder, rape and hostage-taking. 

BY PARK YUNA [ypc3c@joongang.co.kr]


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