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31 July


Resume the case against the ex-vice minister in Korea

He's charged with a sex crime 6 years agо

Photo: Yonhap

/NOVOSTIVL/ Former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-ui has been barred from traveling overseas amid a fresh probe into allegations of a sex crime in 2013, officials said Saturday. This article appeared in the Yonhap News Agency.

Kim, who retired from public service in March 2013 amid allegations that he attended a sex party hosted by local contractor Yoon Jung-cheon at his villa in Wonju, 120 kilometers east of Seoul, had attempted to leave South Korea on Friday at Incheon International Airport, according to officials at the justice ministry.

The ministry said it imposed an "urgent" overseas travel ban on Kim. Kim was forced to resign only six days after he was appointed to the No. 2 post at the Ministry of Justice, as police and prosecutors launched their investigations into the allegations.

Kim was cleared of the charges in 2013, but a special panel at the justice ministry looking into past rulings recently recommended a probe into Kim‘s case, citing apparent irregularities in clearing the charges.

The allegations became known to the public after a video clip that was leaked during an adultery probe against Yoon showed a drunken orgy at the remote Wonju villa in which a group of men, including one believed to be Kim, were having a sex party with about 30 women.