The sentences in the cases of abuse against brothers in The East Light have recently been handed down by the courts. Producer Moon Young Il received a two-year prison sentence, while CEO Kim Chang Hwan was given probation for two years.
Moon Young Il was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of child abuse of former The East Light members Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun, while Kim Chang Hwan was sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for two years of probation for aiding and abetting child abuse. Moon Young Il was also ordered 80 hours and Kim Chang Hwan was ordered 40 hours of an educational program on child abuse treatment. Media Line Entertainment was additionally sentenced a fine of 20 million won (approximately $17,000). Following the hearing, Kim Chang Hwan commented to reporters on his way out, “I will definitely appeal [the sentence].”
Kim Chang Hwan, the Media Line Entertainment CEO, seems rather fortunate to get just probation considering what he’s been accused and convicted of, so maybe he should just count his lucky stars.
Either way, I’m glad the brothers Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun are going to see some justice for what they’ve been through.