|A man who had been fined for molesting a nurse in the emergency room was acquitted after more than two years of court battles. © News1 DB|
A story has been reported that a man who received a summary order of 2 million won in fines for molesting a nurse in the emergency room was acquitted after two years of court battles.
On the 13th, an article titled, ‘I became a sex offender but was acquitted’ was posted on the online community ‘Bobae Dream’.
Author A, who said that he had undergone pneumothorax surgery twice in the past, visited the emergency room while drinking with a friend. A, who was drunk and could not remember the exact situation, received a call from the police a few days later that she had been reported as sexually harassing.
At the time, Mr. A stated in the police investigation, “I don’t remember well at the time, but I went to the hospital with a pneumothorax, and if I touched it, I would have touched it to point to the painful part.”
However, the position of the nurse was different. Nurse B said, “I was with my back on the patient, and when I asked where it hurts, Mr. A patted his upper right side with his hand and said, ‘It hurts here.’ “He made a gesture to touch Mr. A one more time.” wrote He continued, “I was surprised and grabbed Mr. A’s hand and threw it away. I couldn’t express my feelings directly, but I felt so ashamed and angry that I couldn’t get my hands on it,” he said, urging A’s punishment.
With such a statement, Mr. A received an abbreviated order of 3 million won in fine without further investigation. Person A was acquitted in the first trial by requesting a formal trial.
In the judgment of the first trial, it was stated that as a result of checking the CCTV, there was only one scene where Mr. A touched Mr. B’s right back with one finger, and there was no scene of stroking Mr. B with his entire palm. In addition, the court acquitted the acquittal in that the part of the body that was touched coincided with the part where A felt pain and was not a sensitive part that caused sexual shame or disgust.
But it didn’t end there. Mr. B and the prosecution appealed the trial result, saying it was a ‘misunderstanding the facts’ and a ‘misunderstanding of the law’. Prosecutors said, “Even if the victim’s court statement has some differences between the CCTV video and the sexual assault, it is about whether the defendant swept the victim’s side with his palm or with the blade of his hand. It is a subtle difference in some parts,” he submitted a reason for appeal.
Last month, the appeals court dismissed the case, and Mr. A was finally acquitted. He said, “I received the confirmation certificate and the trial was over. I lived with my mind for nearly two years. If I hadn’t requested a formal trial, I would have paid 3 million won and became a sex offender.”
He continued, “All that’s left is a notice on compensation for criminal expenses. They say you can get some of the attorney’s fees.” “Due to this case, I spent time and money going back and forth to the court several times. I do,” he said.
Netizens who saw this story cheered for Mr. A, while also pointing out his actions, such as, “If the nurse had been rude, you would have reported it. It’s not something to be comforted about” and “Why did you drink and stab the nurse?”
In response, Mr. A explained the reason for pointing to the nurse’s body in an additional article. He said, “While sitting in the wheelchair, the nurse was on the left, and I had pain in my right back. So I thought it would be more comfortable to rest on the nurse’s right back.” do,” he said.
Finally, Mr. A said, “I don’t think the back is a sexually sensitive area, and I thought it was a part that could be touched from a patient-to-medical standpoint, but now I know that I can’t.” He added, “I’m not good at anything either. I’ll drink in moderation.” .