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78-yr-old S Korean set free in rape case

BENGALURU: A 78-year-old South Korean who runs an orphanage at Byrathi Bande, near Kothanur in northeast Bengaluru, has been acquitted of the rate of raping an inmate via a local courtroom, which cited the prosecution’s failure to turn out the allegation.
Do-Wong Choy, a resident of Kacharakanahalli, and co-accused Manual Jaysingh, 34, a resident of Kaval Byrasandra, were acquitted on January 9 via the 50th additional city civil and classes courtroom.

Kothanur police had registered a case of rape, sexual harassment and legal intimidation towards Choy and Jaysingh in line with a criticism filed via the lady on July 13, 2013. The complainant had alleged that she was raped via Choy in the orphanage from 1996 until she left it in 2006 and the act was allegedly recorded via Jaysingh.

However, the courtroom noted that the prosecution failed to produce any movies of the alleged act although that they had seized more than 40 video CDs from the accused. The simplest CD produced earlier than the courtroom showed no sexual harassment and the lady admitted all through her deposition that she was no longer in the video, Judge Susheela stated.

The complainant was also no longer in a position to justify the lengthen in reporting the incident to police. She agreed in courtroom all through cross-examination that she filed the criticism on the advice of a few activists of a company’s, of which she’s a member.

The courtroom also took be aware of the reality that there have been variations between Choy and the organization activists over a belongings.

The courtroom stated the lady’s clinical examination was not able to confirm that she had sexual intercourse all through the 4 preceding days. “She was married in 2006 and had two youngsters from the marital dating. Such being the case, it’s no longer safe to simply accept that she was sexually abused via the accused prior to the marriage too. The doctor also admitted that he’s no longer in a position to confirm whether the lady was involved in any sexual activity earlier than marriage,” the judgement learn.

Choy was arrested on July 20, 2014 and released on bail on August 26, 2014. Jaysingh was arrested on July 27, 2013 and released on bail on August 21, 2013.

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