The story of a sexual assault case is not only disgusting the nation, but the light prison sentence of the perpetrator is also enraging the public.

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On April 27, the Gwangju District Court found 70-year-old Mr. A guilty of sexual assault and convicted him to 5 years in prison. He also received 40 hours of community service in welfare facilities for children and people with disabilities.

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Back in February of 2019, Ms. B had filed a report against Mr. A for sexual assault. Mr. A, who happens to be Ms. B’s father-in-law sexually assaulted his daughter-in-law only three months after she got married and moved into their home. It was also further revealed that Ms. B had been struggling with a mental disorder at the time of the sexual assault and Mr. A took advantage of her condition. “Mr. A knew that his daughter-in-law struggled with a mental disorder and would forget his words so he proceeded with the assault.”

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When Mr. A was asked for a comment regarding the case, he stated that “his only crime was loving on his daughter-in-law.” However, the court found him guilty after receiving the case. The Gwangju District Court shared that,

Mr. A made his daughter-in-law, who was struggling with a mental disorder, the target of his sexual desires. He failed to notify family members of the damage he caused and instead, went to get a prescribed erectile dysfunction drug. He committed the sexual assault with even more power.

It hasn’t even been 3 months since she moved into her in-laws home when her dreams and hopes were crushed. She hasn’t been able to shake off the mental distress she received.

— Gwangju District Court

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The Gwangju District Court reached their verdict by taking into consideration the fact that Mr. A has not had any convictions before this, but also considering Ms. B’s family and their wishes for him to receive the severest punishment possible.

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