Eight high school students in South Chungcheong Province who gang raped a fellow pupil while she was drunk were sentenced to prison terms of three to four years Sunday.
The Daejeon District Court said the rape occurred twice.
In early January, four boys asked the 16-year-old victim, with whom they had previous acquaintance, to “have a drink together” then raped and sexually humiliated the victim in her drunken state.
In mid-January, two boys from the first case and six more in addition repeated the attack on the girl.
The court said it was “shocked” that the gang intentionally tricked the victim to drink the most by playing unfair drinking games, numbing her senses and ability to resist.
The court said it took into consideration that the accused were juvenile without criminal records.
Three were given jail sentences of a maximum 4 years and minimum 3 1/2 years; two were sentenced to a maximum of 3 1/2 years and a minimum of 3 years; and the remaining three were given terms of a maximum 3 years and minimum of 2 1/2 years.
All of them were ordered to attend an 80-hour compulsory rehabilitation program.
By Lim Jeong-yeo (firstname.lastname@example.org