Sep 27, 2016

    S. Korean singer under sex offence probe

    SOUTH Korean singer-songwriter and TV personality Jung Joon Young is being investigated over an alleged sexual offence.

    Jung's ex-girlfriend, who has remained anonymous, filed for charges against the 27-year-old on Aug 6 for secretly filming her during the couple's sexual activities earlier this year, according to prosecutors on Saturday.

    But the unidentified woman dropped her accusation a few days later.

    "I sincerely apologise for causing inconvenience to my colleagues and co-workers," said Jung at a press conference held at Novotel Ambassador Gangnam in Seoul on Sunday.

    "Should there be additional investigation into the case, I plan on cooperating with it truthfully and sincerely," he added.

    In questioning, Jung is said to have admitted to police he recorded the couple's sexual activities, but that he mistakenly believed his then-girlfriend had consented to the filming.

    Jung testified to deleting the footage immediately afterward.

    Jung, of rock band Drug Restaurant, first gained public recognition after clinching third place on Mnet's music competition show Superstar K in 2012.

    He also makes regular appearances on KBS2's variety show Two Days, One Night and tvN's cooking show Mr Baek the Homemade Food Master.

    Prosecutors plan to reinvestigate the charge against Jung.