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Ex-convict arrested for sexually assaulting would-be TV entertainers

A 35-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for sexually assaulting several would-be entertainers he had enticed disguising himself as a TV program director.

The suspect, identified by his surname Kim, was charged with attempted rape and other crimes, Yeongdeungpo Police Station in southern Seoul said.

He had served a 10-month term until May for sex crimes.

According to police, he tried to rape an aspiring TV announcer in a motel on June 29. He fraudulently offered to help the 23-year-old woman work as a TV reporter covering the World Championships in Athletics to be held in Daegu from Aug. 27-Sept. 4.

The ex-convict was still wearing an electronic anklet. Since 2008 the authorities have attached the device to the bodies of released rapists and kidnappers to track their movement and prevent repeat offenses.

Police said he committed six similar crimes until some victims recently came to know that he was a conman and reported him to police.


By Park Han-na
(hnpark@heraldcorp.com)
Edited by Rob York


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