‘Sex trafficker’ Seo Jun-won sentenced to 3 years in prison, 5 years probation…baseball banned for life
Former Lotte Giants pitcher Seo Joon-won was sentenced to five years of probation for producing sexual exploitation of minors. He avoided prison, but was sentenced to prison for sex crimes, effectively confirming his permanent expulsion from the baseball world.
On the afternoon of the 13th, the Busan District Court sentenced Seo Joon-won to three years in prison and five years of probation for violating the Act on the Protection of Children and Youth Sexuality (production and distribution of sexual exploitation).먹튀검증
It also ordered Seo Joon-won to restrict employment for 120 hours of community service, 40 hours of lectures on sexual violence treatment, and five years of employment at institutions related to children, adolescents, and the disabled.
The court said, “All are found guilty by the evidence. He also said, “The crime is heavy considering the crime method and damage, the defendant did not distribute sexual exploitation, paid damages to the victim’s mother, and agreed with the victim for the first time.”
At an earlier hearing held on the 23rd of last month, the prosecution said, “Although Seo produced sexual exploitation against the victim, who is a first-time offender or a minor.” He/she has committed a serious crime with great social repercussions even though he/she should be an example of society as a public figure,” but the court sentenced him/her to six years in prison, considering whether he/she agreed and was a first-time offender.
Seo Joon-won was put on trial in August 2022 on charges of lying as if he would give pocket money to the victim in a KakaoTalk open chat room opened by a minor victim and demanding that he send photos of his body exposure to the victim.
It was also revealed that Seo Joon-won, knowing that the victim was a minor, sent sexual messages 60 times, had the victim take pictures of his body and other things seven times, and then sent them to produce sexual exploitation.
Earlier, Seo Joon-won joined the professional league with the first nomination of Lotte in 2019, receiving a down payment of 350 million won after graduating from Kaesong Middle School and Gyeongnam High School. Expectations were high for Seo Joon-woon, who showed a special performance in high school.
Seo Joon-won played in 33 games in his first year alone, recording 4 wins, 11 losses, and a 5.47 ERA. In 2020, the following year, he was expected to play 107.2 innings in 31 games, but he only had 7 wins, 6 losses, and a 5.18 ERA. Although his performance did not meet expectations for the two seasons since joining the team, Lotte also steadily gave him opportunities as he was recognized for his many possibilities.
However, he fell further with one win, three losses, and three holds in 26 games in the 2021 season with a 7.33 ERA. He performed best since his professional debut with 3 wins, 3 losses, 2 holds, and a 4.80 ERA in 2022, and the sudden news of the off-season, which was growing expectations for 2023, was enough to shock everyone.
In the end, the brilliant prospect said he was a sex offender. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) has suspended Seo Joon-won from participating. He avoided imprisonment for probation, but the possibility of returning to the baseball world disappeared forever as he was sentenced to prison for sex crimes.
Former Lotte Giants pitcher Seo Joon-won was sentenced to five years of probation for producing sexual exploitation of minors. He avoided prison, but was sentenced to prison for sex crimes, effectively confirming his permanent expulsion from the baseball world. On the afternoon of the 13th, the Busan District Court sentenced Seo Joon-won to three years…