Indictment recommended for Jung for chats

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Indictment recommended for Jung for chats

Police on Friday recommended indictment of Jung Joon-young, a singer and TV personality arrested a week ago for secretly filming himself having sex with women and sharing the footage with friends on mobile chats.

The 30-year-old Jung, who was put under arrest March 21 on charges of violating the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes, was moved from the detention room of the Jongno Police Station in downtown Seoul to the custody of prosecutors shortly before 8 a.m.

Jung, who was handcuffed and clad in a black suit, was approached by reporters asking if he had attempted to destroy evidence or had anything to say to his victims before boarding a prisoner escort van. He declined to reply.

Jung is accused of recording sex videos of about 10 women he slept with and uploading them on a KakaoTalk messenger chat room in late 2015 to share them with other entertainers, including Seungri, a member of K-pop boy band Big Bang.

Investigators at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said they have confirmed Jung distributed 13 illegally filmed sex videos.

Jung gained wide popularity after appearing in popular entertainment programs.

Police also transferred an employee of a Seoul night club named Burning Sun, which is known to have been partially invested in by Seungri, to prosecutors on charges of sharing Jung’s illegal videos in mobile chats.

Seungri himself has also been under a probe over the sex tapes and a slew of other charges that include arranging escort services for prospective investors.

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