[Weekender] Star chef sees jang as part of Koreans’ DNA

Seoul to set up more courts for sex crimes

kh close

 

Published : 2014-01-16 20:31
Updated : 2014-01-16 20:31

The Seoul Central District Court is pushing plans to set up more courts that deal with sex offenses, according to court officials on Thursday.

Under the plan, three divisions each consisting of three judges will handle sex crime cases, the court said. Currently, there are two divisions in charge of sex crimes.

The measure is part of the court system’s efforts to strengthen the criminal justice system for sex offenders and bring them to justice.

“The court has faced sweeping changes in the system since the revision of related laws last year, such as the abolishment of a clause defining the crime of rape as subject to the victim’s complaint,” an official from the court said.

The Seoul court has reportedly requested the Office of Court Administration to reinforce the specialized courts with three new judges. The plan is expected to be approved on Feb. 24.

By Suk Gee-hyun (monicasuk@heraldcorp.com)

Photo News

티아라 효민 멋진 뒤태에 남심 흔들

섹시백 선발대회 몸매 뽐내는 참가자들

카자흐 女배구선수 초특급 미모, 전세계 ‘깜짝’