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Park heads to precinct over rape charges


Singer-actor Park Yoo-chun of boy group JYJ visited the Gangnam Police Precinct on Thursday afternoon as part of an investigation into sexual assault charges recently filed by four women.

This was his first visit to the police station since the first alleged victim spoke out 20 days ago.

Park was escorted by his attorney and two managers.

“I deeply apologize for making so many people concerned,” Park said to reporters waiting for him in front of the precinct at around 6:25 p.m. “I will earnestly participate in the investigation.”

Park was there to have his DNA checked to see if it matches that taken from the underwear of the first woman to file a charge against him.

Even though that first woman dropped the charge four days after filing it, the police say they are still using the underwear as evidence.

Before the investigation, the police said they would be particularly focused on whether the celebrity used force in the encounters, whether he had paid the women for sex in the first place and whether he had paid the first woman to drop the charge.

Four women stepped forward last month, claiming the celebrity forced them to engage in sexual activities in a bathroom.

Park countersued the four women on the grounds of false accusation and blackmail.

By Jin Min-ji
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