It was also confirmed that coach Lee Kyu-hyun, who was handed over for trial on charges of sexually assaulting a minor student, not only attempted to sexually assault him several times while moving from place to place on the day of the crime, but also filmed illegally.
According to CBS Nocut News coverage on the 18th, the first criminal division of the Namyangju Branch of the Uijeongbu District Prosecutor’s Office (Director Jeong-sook Son) was arrested late last month on charges of attempted rape and violation of the Special Act. on the Penalty of Crimes of Sexual Violence (filming using cameras, etc.) he was found to have been charged.
Earlier this year, Lee has been accused of attempting to sexually assault a minor student he was teaching in the name of congratulating him on entering the university.
Lee’s efforts to commit the crime did not stop. On the day of the crime, it was found that he had tried to sexually assault him several times while moving from place to place. Even in the process, the fact that the film was filmed illegally was revealed through the investigation. However, Lee has flatly denied the crime.
Before the prosecution’s indictment, the Songpa Police Station in Seoul sent Lee to the prosecution on the same charges on June 17. The Namyangju District Office, which was transferred to the case last July through the Seoul Eastern District Prosecutor’s Office, continued the investigation and arrested and charged Lee after about two months. Currently, Lee is incarcerated in Uijeongbu Prison.
At the time of the application for the warrant, the prosecution is said to have emphasized that the Lee family has great influence in the ice skating world, so there is a risk of secondary harm.
Indeed, the Lee family is famous for being the ‘ice skating family’. Mr. Lee is the younger brother of coach Lee Kyu-hyuk, a former speed skater. His father, Lee Ik-hwan, was also a speed skater, and his mother, In-suk Lee, served as the president of the National Skating Federation.
Lee also participated in the national team twice, including Nagano in 1998 and Salt Lake in 2002, and has been working as a coach since retiring in 2003.
The issue of ‘sports sexual violence’ has resurfaced three years after the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and other government agencies took steps to stamp it out after a student was sexually assaulted by coach Jo Jae-beom in 2019.
Experts agreed that there is a need to distribute power, saying that the frequent cases of sexual violence in sports are also caused by a closed structure that gives great powers to leaders such as coaches. In particular, he drew attention to the fact that the detention measures were appropriate, saying that the pressure that the victim must have felt was much greater in the case of Mr. Lee, known as the ‘ice family’.
Joo Jong-mi, a professor of social and physical education at Hoseo University, told CBS No Cut News by phone, “I know that Lee’s parents have strong personal ties, such as working as a sub-committee member of the Women’s Sports Committee . Korea Sports Association.” There is also the possibility of being open to appeasement and intimidation. I think measures such as arrest are absolutely necessary.”
He said, “The idea that players’ bodies are not valued and can be abused comes from concentrated power. We need a check-in mechanism,” he said.
He continued, “In Australia, power is well distributed, and if a coach assaults a child, it is reported to the school administration and the administration takes immediate action. “We making sure we receive human rights education through
He also explained that it was necessary to establish a branch of the Sports Ethics Centre, which was established two years ago, and to increase the number of staff.
Professor Joo emphasized the need to increase the number of employees, saying, “Currently, there are only about 40 employees working at the Center for Sports Ethics.
He added, “The further from the center, the less surveillance, so more cases of (sexual) violence by leaders occur in the states.”
Meanwhile, Lee’s first trial will be held at the Namyangju Branch of the Uijeongbu District Court on the 20th.