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Senior citizens slapped with prison terms for sex-related crimes

The Seoul High Court on Wednesday convicted an 80-year-old man with a six-year prison term for the attempted rape of a 92-year-old woman.

The man was indicted in March for breaking into the house of his neighbor and trying to rape her.

He was given six years in the first trial, but later appealed for a lighter term. The High Court dismissed his appeal and upheld the original verdict.

The man was also sentenced to undergo 40 hours of a rehabilitation program against sexual violence.

In February, a 76-year-old man was handed down four years in prison for raping his 18-year-old stepdaughter. He had appealed after being served six years in the first trial and received a reduced sentence.

Another 70-year-old living in a coastal town near the East Sea was given a 2 1/2 year sentence with a four-year probation period after appealing the first verdict of an immediately effective prison term. He was charged for sexually harassing his 54-year-old niece who was staying at his house in December 2014.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (
Korea Herald daum