Jung Joon Young was overseas when the details of his alleged involvement in an extensive network of hidden camera chats was exposed. Recently he arrived in Korea and he was booked by police, who will now treat him as a suspect, and he’s also been banned from leaving the country.
On March 12, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency revealed, “We booked Jung Joon Young and others in relation to allegations of spreading illegally taken videos this afternoon. We cannot reveal the identities of the other suspects.” According to the police, Jung Joon Young and others were booked on charges of violating the Act on Special Cases concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Violence Crimes. This means that he will now be treated as a suspect in future investigations.
The police announced that while they do not have plans to arrest him upon his arrival, they plan to call him in for questioning sometime this week. They also prohibited Jung Joon Young from leaving the country.
It’s honestly questionable as to why police are not arresting him and are giving him time to do whatever he pleases, including potential attempts to cover crimes.
Regardless, while Jung Joon Young has yet to explain his side of the story, I’m honestly not sure what his options are aside from admitting to the charges in some form due to the fact that the evidence is not just chat but videos and pictures he sent and received.