Jeon Cheong-jo, who called several times and visited Nam’s mother’s home after being informed of the breakup with former national fencing team member Nam Hyun-hee, was booked by the police on the 26th. The legal community said, “The fact that Mr. Jeon called Mr. Nam or his family several times before visiting the house met the ‘repetition requirement’ for the crime of stalking,” and added, “In light of the circumstances and purpose of Mr. Jeon’s stalking, at least a fine should be imposed.” “It is likely that more will be sentenced,” he predicted.
According to the legal community and police on the 27th, Seongnam Jungwon Police Station in Gyeonggi Province is investigating Mr. Jeon on charges of violating the Act on Punishment of Stalking Crimes (Stalking Punishment Act) and trespassing into a home. Mr. Jeon is accused of knocking on the door of Mr. Nam’s mother’s house in Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si several times and ringing the doorbell at around 1:09 a.m. the previous day.
It is known that he recently called Nam several times after being notified of their breakup. However, when the connection was not possible, it was confirmed that Mr. Nam went to his mother’s house where he was staying and committed the crime.
The legal community believes that there is a high possibility that Mr. Jeon will be punished, saying that the stalking punishment law regulates various aspects such as text messages and KakaoTalk messages as stalking.
Attorney Younglim Ahn (Seonseung Law Firm), a former prosecutor, said, “I think I called Nam or his family several times before going to (Nam’s mother’s house),” and added, “It appears that the ‘repetition requirement’ for the crime of stalking has been met.” He explained.
He added, “The stalking punishment law excludes the crime of non-compliance with a doctor and is punishable even if there is an agreement. However, if the severity of the act is mild, the level of punishment is likely to be a small fine.”
Attorney Seong-Hoon Ahn (Beopseung Law Firm) said, “According to the Judicial Yearbook published by the Supreme Court, as of 2022, there were 959 cases handled under the stalking punishment law,” adding, “Of them, 1 was a life sentence, 217 were suspended sentences, and 300 were suspended sentences. He said, “Actual punishment for stalking crimes is being carried out, including 216 property sentences.”
He emphasized, “If Mr. Jeon’s crime was simply a one-time act, there is a possibility that he would not be punished, but considering that (if he called several times before visiting), there스포츠토토 seems to be room for it to be judged as a continuous and repetitive act.” did.
Attorney Kim So-jeong (Kim So-jeong Law Firm) said, “Recently, the Supreme Court has ruled that stalking is a crime even if the period is less than one month,” adding, “The content, meaning, number, and context of the messages sent by Mr. Jeon have already been revealed through media reports.” “In light of the circumstances and intent and purpose of his stalking, it is likely that he will be sentenced to at least a fine.”
Attorney Kim Do-yoon (Yulsam Law Office) said, “The stalking punishment law regulates various forms of stalking, such as text messages and KakaoTalk messages, as well as visiting someone’s home like Mr. Jeon did, so it appears that he could be punished if he committed these acts.” “In addition to the stalking punishment law, the police also booked him for home invasion, but it seems more likely that (the main charge) will be home invasion rather than stalking,” he predicted.
He continued, “It has been pointed out that since the time of its enactment, the Stalking Punishment Act has not specifically determined to what extent or how many acts are required to be ‘continuous’ or ‘repeated’, ultimately leaving open the question of interpretation of the law.” He continued, “In my personal opinion, the act of stalking is “If it is clear, I think even if it is a one-time act, it should be punished considering the risk of repetition,” he added.