It was recently revealed that Kyeongha of TST was sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman back in 2014 when he was 16, though he only got probation.
On May 31, it was reported that Lee Kyeongha (“Lee”) had received a prison sentence of one year and six months, with a probation period of three years, as well as 40 hours of a treatment program for sexual offenders. He was charged with committing an indecent act by force or compulsion against one of his same-aged peers, “A,” in December 2014. The sentence was handed down by the courts on May 24. Further details of the case state that Lee had admitted to feeling sexual desire for “A” while walking along the street with her, and when “A” ran away, he followed her to the first floor of a building and sexually assaulted her. Afterwards, he reportedly admitted to the act and apologized, but changed his attitude after he debuted as an idol last year. “A” posted the story to Facebook last year, but when TST’s agency denied the allegations, “A” filed a formal accusation against Lee in April 2017.
Him and the company continue to deny it, however, and they are filing an appeal.
Lee and his agency did not immediately obey the ruling handed down by the court last week and filed an appeal on May 29. A source representing Lee stated, “We continue to deny the allegations and intend to continue promoting as usual, so that is why we lodged the appeal.”
Since he was a minor, I guess probation is relatively expected, though that’s just my assumption. Still, as a goddamn idol, how the hell can he be allowed to have a career? TST, you may recall, just made a comeback on May 23 and Kyeongha has been active in promotions. I feel shitty for the other TST members cause their company is basically sabotaging the group with this shit.