“Not only the prosecution, the Seoul High Court also exonerated the former vice justice minister from alleged sexual bribery,” said Baek, who is a member of the National Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.
|Rep. Baek Hye-ryun of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (Yonhap)|
In July 2015, the court dismissed motions presented by the victim of rape by Kim citing lack of evidence.
The victim surnamed Lee, who sued Kim for sexual abuse, filed a motion against the prosecution with the Seoul High Court after the prosecutors cleared all charges against Kim.
“The dismissal overlaps with the time former NCA deputy head Lim Jong-hun and former Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Affairs Woo Byung-woo held a closed door meeting at the Cheong Wa Dae. It was when former Chief Justice Yang Seung-tae asked for close cooperation from the Park Geun-hye government in order to set up court of appeals,” Baek said.
“In the midst of questions raised on the prosecution’s previous investigation, I also believe the court’s decisions back then were crucial. There is a need to reconfirm if the court had thoroughly looked into the case before dismissing the motion.”
By Kim Bo-gyung (firstname.lastname@example.org)