B.A.P’s Himchan, who was handed over to trial on charges of sexual harassment, was sentenced to prison.
On Feb 24, a senior judge at the Seoul Central District Court sentenced Himchan to 10 months in prison and a 40-hour sexual violence treatment program.
“The victim’s statement is reliable enough and supports the indictment. We decided this sentence considering the seriousness of the crime and that he was not forgiven by his victims,” said the judge.
However, Himchan wasn’t arrested in court as he was given “a time to ask for forgiveness from the victims.”
Himchan was accused of forcibly molesting a woman in her 20s at a pension in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, on July 24, 2018. At the time, he had a drinking party with two men besides himself and three women. Later, police officers were dispatched to the scene after A reported his indecent assault, but Himchan denied the charges, saying that they had mutual interest in each other.