Singer Jung Joon-young arrested for filming and distributing sex videos

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2019-03-22 09:01 Updated : 2019-03-22 09:01
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SEOUL --  Jung Joon-young, a singer and TV personality, was arrested on charges of filming sex videos and sharing them with other singer friends through social media chat rooms. He was sent to a detention center Thursday night after a court approved an arrest warrant.

Jung, 30, became the first celebrity to be arrested since a sex scandal involving Seungri, a disgraced BIGBANG member, erupted in February. Seungri has been questioned on charges of sharing sex videos and arranging escort services for potential investors.

Jung was accused of distributing sex videos of about 10 women. Illegal distribution and filming of unauthorized sex videos provide for a maximum jail term of five years or a fine of 30 million won ($26,190). In an earlier court hearing, Jung admitted to his criminal charges, saying he has committed an "unforgivable" crime.