Alleged Victim Confesses to framing President Jung and being coached by Anti-JMS organization

Alleged Victim Confesses to framing President Jung and being coached by Anti-JMS organization

 

Introduction

  1. It is a cardinal principle of the justice system that an accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.[1] This principle is necessary to protect the accused’s right to liberty, to be free from incarceration, and his right to a fair trial.[2] On the other hand, there is a need to uphold justice and protect victims. The accused’s right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty must be balanced against the need to prosecute guilty offenders. The court balances these competing interests by establishing the rule that an accused person should not be convicted until objective evidence is adduced before the court to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.[3]
  2. In cases involving sexual offences, there is often no material evidence or eyewitness evidence. This creates a problem of “he-say she-say”, where it is only the victim’s (usually a ‘she’) word against the accused (usually a ‘he’).[4] Since there is no material evidence, the accused faces a high risk of being wrongly convicted based on the sole subjective testimony of one person. Although there are situations where the accused is truly guilty, there are also situations where the alleged victim is trying to frame the accused for certain ulterior motives. The court has to draw the proper line to balance between these two situations. Hence, in such “he-say she-say” situations, the court should only find the accused guilty only if the victim’s testimony is sufficiently clear and convincing such that the court is persuaded beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim’s version of events is true, and that the accused’s version of events is false.[5] The court should consider factors such as whether the victim’s testimony is consistent with external evidence, whether the victim’s testimony is internally consistent, whether the victim has shown a candid demeanor, and such other related factors. The court should not convict an accused solely based on a victim’s testimony if the victim is found to be an untruthful witness, if the victim’s testimony is internally inconsistent, or if the victim’s testimony contradicts other external evidence or other third-party testimony.[6]

The beginning of allegations against President Jung

  1. The he-say she-say problem arose when President Jung was arrested in 2007 in China by the Chinese police and investigated for allegedly raping one Ms Jang and one Ms Kim, amongst others. Jang and Kim alleged that he raped them in Ansan City (China) between 2 April to 3 April 2006. However, there was completely no material evidence to support their claims. Despite this, the Chinese police locked President Jung up for a total of 10 months, subjecting him to significant psychological and physical torture, attempting to force a false confession out of him. During those 10 months, he was prevented any contact from the external world, and members of the Christian Gospel Mission (CGM) did not even know if President Jung was still alive.

President Jung declared innocent by Chinese police

  1. However, after 10 months, President Jung was released by the police who told him that there was no evidence of any of the rape allegations, that the allegations had likely been fabricated, and that he was free to go.
  2. At that point, President Jung could have remained in China, or gone to another country, but out of love for his nation and his people, he chose to return to his homeland, Korea.

Korea unwilling to accept China’s decision

  1. Regrettably, Korea was unwilling to accept the decision of the Chinese police and decided to re-investigate the case. President Jung was once again arrested, and faced charges of raping Kim and Jang, amongst others.
  2. The allegations relating to Jang and Kim were as follows:[7]
  • Warning: The rest of the article contains contents which may be disturbing to some readers because of the details of the trial.
  • Around 29 March 2006, Jang, Kim, and some other members of the Christian Gospel Mission (CGM), went to Ansan City (China) where President Jung was residing, to put up a taekwondo demonstration.
  • It was alleged that around 4pm on 2 April 2006, President Jung brought Jang and two other Korean females (not including Kim) from the taekwondo team to the bathroom in the basement of his accommodations, raped them in turn, then grabbed the shower hose (with the front portion detached), turned the water on, and inserted the hose into the vagina of Jang and poked about, causing her to suffer from internal vaginal bleeding discharge injury, anxiety order and other harms.
  • It was alleged that the next day,[8] between 4am to 6am, President Jung brought Kim to the bathroom in his accommodation, undressed her, turned on the hot water and inserted the hose with the showerhead detached, together with his fingers, into her vagina. He then soaped his penis and her vagina and raped her. Kim claimed that her hymen and internal part of her vagina were ruptured and bleeding, and that her belly was so filled to the brim with air that she could not walk.[9]
  • It was alleged that that morning, Kim told Jang about what happened, and she and Jang then decided to escape from the place. They took a taxi to the airport, where Kim called her mother and said “I was raped. Please save me”.

Jang confesses to lying and framing President Jung

  1. Consistent with what he had done in China, President Jung maintained that he was innocent of these false accusations. The case hence went to trial. Midway through the trial, on 10 June 2008, Jang appeared in court to testify. Amongst other things, she confessed that:
  • She had not been raped.
  • She had lied to the investigation agency, according to what Kim told her to say.
  • She had falsely accused President Jung.
  • She did not voluntarily file the complaint.
  • Kim had told her several times that Kim had also not been raped.
  • Kim Do Hyung, the representative of Exodus (an anti-JMS organisation), and Kim, had made her stay in a one-room apartment where they coached her on what to say and how to act during the press conference and investigations, and did not allow her to leave the apartment apart from mealtimes or contact others.
  • She was sorry to President Jung.
  1. These are the relevant excerpts of her testimony in court, taken from the trial evidence notes of 10 June 2008: PDF details on the trial notes in Korean and English

Decision of Seoul Central Local Court

  1. As a result of Jang’s confession to lying and falsely incriminating President Jung, Jang’s charges were withdrawn by the Prosecution.[10] This means that President Jung was acquitted of all charges pertaining to Jang.
  2. In addition, the Seoul Central Local Court found that Kim had exaggerated the contents of her testimony, and acquitted President Jung of rape causing bodily hurt to Kim.[11] In other words, the court had decided that Kim had lied:

그런데 증인 송철호, 김남희 등의 법정진술, 의무기록 사본의 기재, 대한 의사 협회장의 2008년 6월 27일 사실 조회 회신 및 경찰 병원장의 2008년 5월 19일 자 사실 조회 회신 중 김XX에 관한 부분의 각 기재에 의하면 인정되는 아래와 같은 사정에 비추어 위 1)항 증거들 중 피해자 김XX 진술은 이를 그대로 믿기 어렵고 피고인의 판시 제 4항과 같은 행위로 피해자가 질 내 파열상, 외상 후 스트레스 장애등의 상해를 입었다고 단정하기에는 부족하다.

However, the court testimony of witnesses such as Song Chul Ho and Kim Nam Hee, the medical record copies, the segments relating to Kim in the Korea Medical Association President’s reply to factual inquiries on 27 June 2008 and the police’s hospital director’s reply to factual inquiries on 19 May 2008 affirm the circumstances as set out below. In light of these circumstances (set out below), it is difficult to simply believe the testimony of Kim as set out above in the 1) section, and there is insufficiency (of evidence) to prove that the accused, through actions set out in paragraph 4 of the judgment, had caused the victim to have internal vagina rupture injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

피해자가 가해 내용을 과장하기 위해 배가 불룩하게 나온 것이 피고인의 행위로 인한 것이라고 진술할 것으로 보인다.

In light of such circumstances, it seems that the victim had testified that her belly bloatedness was caused by the accused’s actions, in order to exaggerate the contents of her victimization.

  1. These are the reasons why the court decided that Kim was exaggerating (in effect saying that she had lied):[12]
  • Kim’s examining doctor testified, and the pertaining medical records showed, that she did not suffer such injuries. According to the medical records of the police hospital where the victim received treatment around 14:00 on 8 April 2006 (five days after she was allegedly raped), Kim received a uterus examination but it was recorded that there were no particular opinions of injuries to the uterus, cervix, vulva, hymen or such body parts. Doctor Song Chul Ho who treated the victim testified that if there had been an injury, it would have been known, stated and recorded in the medical records. According to the police hospital director’s reply to factual inquiries on 19 May 2008, in the section relating to Kim, if she had indeed suffered from large amounts of bleeding, it is difficult for her internally ruptured vagina to heal within 5 days leaving no trace whatsoever.
  • Medical experts testified that it was not likely for water to inflate her belly. The victim testified that water was inserted through her vagina and her belly became bloated. However, according to the records relating to Kim in the 19 May 2008 police hospital director’s reply to factual inquiries, in the situation where water is inserted through the vagina using a showerhead, only an extremely small amount of water would end up in the abdomen. According to the records pertaining to Kim in the 27 June 2008 Korea Medical Association President’s reply to factual inquiries, where water is inserted through the vagina, it is generally not an expected situation for the water to enter the uterus or the abdomen. According to the medical records of the police hospital, it is recorded that the victim had suspected symptoms of diarrhoea and acute gastroenteritis. Further, according to the records pertaining to Kim in the 19 May 2008 police hospital director’s reply to factual inquiries, the abdomen could have been inflated due to the diarrhoea and acute gastroenteritis. In light of such circumstances, it seems that the victim had testified that her belly bloatedness was caused by the accused’s actions, in order to exaggerate the contents of her victimization.
  • The prosecution chose to withhold her diagnosis reports. The victim testified to the police that she was hospitalized due to the mental shock that she received from this case, and had even submitted the diagnosis report. However, the prosecution did not apply for the diagnosis report to be admitted as evidence for this case, and also did not submit it. The victim also said that she would submit another different diagnosis report. However, the prosecution also did not apply to submit this as evidence. If the victim had hospital reports that supported her claim, it does not seem likely that the prosecution would not submit it as objective evidence.
  • The blood on her panties could be due to menstruation. The victim showed a photo of blood on her panties and argued that this was caused by her internal vaginal injury. However, Kim Nam Hee, the translator in charge at the time when the victim was being investigated at the China airport and when she was receiving treatment at the hospital, testified that during the process of translation, she had heard the victim say that she was in menstruation.

13.  However, the judge went on to make a contradictory decision. On one hand, although the judge had explicitly stated that Kim’s testimony had been exaggerated (which in effect means that she had lied), the judge went on to say that Kim’s testimony was credible.

위와 같이 피해자 김XX이 일관되게 피해 내용을 매우 구체적으로 진술하고 있고 그 내용은 당시의 상황을 직접 경험한 사람이 아니면 진술하기 어려운 내용이며 피해를 당한 이후 피해자의 행적이나 기타 법정에서의 진술 태도나 모습 등에서도 특별히 부자연스러운 면이 없다.

 

Similar to the above, the victim Kim’s testimony was consistent and very detailed regarding the victimization, and it would be difficult for a person who did not directly experience that situation to testify such content. There is also nothing particularly unnatural about the victim’s behaviour after the victimization and the victim’s attitude or appearance whilst testifying in court, amongst others.

 

  1. As a result, the judge convicted President Jung of raping Kim (without bodily hurt), even though Jang had already testified in court that Kim had told Jang that Kim had never been raped.[13]

Decision of Seoul High Court

  1. On appeal, the Korean High Court affirmed that “there is no worthy evidence to affirm that the victim suffered from internal vaginal rupture or post-traumatic stress disorder as stated in the charge”, and acquitted President Jung of rape causing bodily injury to Kim.
  2. However, the Korean High Court affirmed that President Jung was guilty of raping Kim.

Decision of the Seoul Supreme Court

  1. The Seoul Supreme Court affirmed these decisions.

The injustice suffered by President Jung

  1. It was incorrect for the judge to convict President Jung primarily based on Kim’s verbal testimony, with no other corroborating witness evidence, and no material evidence.
  2. The witnesses do not support the charge. According to the original version of Kim and Jang, there were multiple victims who had been raped during the same period in Ansan. Hence, it is strange why only Kim and Jang came forth to bring charges against President Jung, while the other alleged victims at Ansan never came forth to bring charges. Eventually, there were only three witnesses regarding the Ansan events, Kim, Jang, and President Jung. Two out of three, President Jung and Jang, both testified that these events never happened. It is especially important to point out that Jang had confessed, at the risk of being charged with perjury, that she had actually been lying and falsely incriminating President Jung. If Jang had truly been a victim of rape, there was no good reason she would make such a confession to save her rapist, at risk of landing herself in jail. Jang also testified in court that Kim and Kim Do Hyung had brought her to an Exodus camp to coach her about what to say and act during the investigations. All this supports that the charges had been orchestrated by a mastermind, Kim Do Hyung, who was part of the anti-JMS organisation, Exodus. Ultimately, the only witness testimony was that of Kim.
  3. Unfortunately, the judge believed Kim’s testimony, which was not credible and should not have been believed.[14] There were many problems with Kim’s testimony:
  • First, the local court judge himself found that Kim had been exaggerating, and disbelieved Kim that she had suffered the alleged medical injuries.[15] He acquitted President Jung of rape causing bodily injury, explaining that the objective evidence showing that Kim did not suffer those bodily injuries. Since the evidence showed that Kim was lying in respect of those injuries, the judge should also have considered that she was also lying about the rape.
  • Second, Kim’s testimony was directly contradicted by Jang. Kim claimed that she had told Jang about the rape and that they had escaped from President Jung’s accommodations together. However, Jang testified in court that Kim had confessed to her that Kim was never raped or assaulted.[16]
  • Third, Kim’s testimony contradicted her statement to the Chinese police. The recorded transcript of the statement made by Kim to the Chinese police showed that Kim had testified that President Jung’s penis did not enter her vagina, and Kim had said that only his finger entered her vagina.[17] This is of tremendous importance as it is contemporaneous evidence given in China shortly after the alleged rape, about the key question of whether his penis entered her vagina (which is necessary to prove rape). The judge knew of this transcript. However, he chose to believe Kim’s lame explanation at trial that she had told the Chinese police “the accused’s penis did not perfectly enter my vagina”, which was why they recorded it that way. However, it is not understandable what is the difference between “perfectly” entering the vagina and “imperfectly” entering the vagina. It either entered the vagina or it did not. Kim’s explanation is not believable. In any case, even if she had said that to the Chinese police, the Chinese police should have recorded that it did not perfectly enter her vagina. Instead, they recorded that only his finger entered her vagina. The Chinese record hence contradicts Kim’s testimony at trial, suggesting that she had fabricated the rape allegations only later on.
  • Fourth, it is strange why Kim’s mother was not called to testify although Kim said that she called her mother in China to tell her about the rape. There was lack of corroboration of Kim’s evidence.
  • Fifth, the judge observed that “the victim can be seen to be smiling in a video taken on the day that the victim ran away from the accused’s accommodations”.[18] Such behaviour is not consistent with someone who had been raped a few hours ago. The judge did not sufficiently consider this point.
  • Sixth, the judge also accepted that Kim had received help from Exodus during the process of lodging the case and testifying about the victimization.[19] This supports Jang’s evidence that Kim was in cahoots with Exodus to coach Jang what to say during investigation and trial, to frame President Jung.
  • Seventh, it is inconceivable how a youthful and strong Taekwondo black-belt holder like Kim would allow herself to be victimized in the way she described by an elderly man almost twice her age, when a roundhouse kick to his head would likely have knocked him out.

21. Second, not only was Kim’s evidence lacking, but there was also strong evidence showing that President Jung was framed by Exodus:

22. In a recorded conversation, the representative of Exodus said that if President Jung were to give him 2 billion won, he could drop all charges:

Q: Yes. How much, how much do we want.

Kim Do Hyung: The amount that I and Jeong Jin Hee mentioned at that time was 2 billion won.

Q: How much?

Kim Do Hyung: 2 billion

  • Jang testified in court that Kim had told her that Kim had not been raped, and that it was Kim and Kim Do Hyung of Exodus who coached her what to say and how to act during investigations, and that she did not bring the claim voluntarily. There is no good reason why she would put herself at risk of being charged just to protect her rapist. Any reasonable person would be able to see that her testimony was more credible than Kim’s.
  • The judge accepted that Kim had received help from Exodus during the process of lodging the case and testifying about the victimization.[20]

Conclusion

  1. Wisdom is to judge and discern by looking at both sides and to judge and discern by looking at all the evidence and factors in totality. When we get obsessed with only one person’s subjective view point or one piece of the puzzle, we fail to appreciate the truth that is formed by putting all the pieces of the puzzle together.
  2. It is clear to anyone looking at the pieces of the puzzle in this case that there is a strong possibility that Kim had been lying, and that she had been involved in a conspiracy to frame President Jung. Given this, there was a reasonable doubt as to President Jung’s innocence, and he should have been declared innocent.
  3. The famous adage goes: history always repeats itself. More than four thousand years ago, Joseph, a righteous man of God, was framed for the alleged rape of his master’s wife and thrown in prison for more than a decade. Nevertheless, God loved and protected him, ultimately blessed him, and used him to save his people from the severe 7-year famine. In the same way, President Jung, a righteous man of God, was framed by malicious slanderers and bore the cross for sharing the words of God and saving lives. Despite all this, God has protected him through the ten years of the cross and today, he has fulfilled an even greater history of God.

[1] Presumption of Innocence; Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (uscourts.gov)

[2] Innocent until proven guilty? | Fair Trials

[3] Presumption of Innocence; Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (uscourts.gov)

[4] He Said/She Said, Save Our Sons, and the Stories that Stick: | Sherry F. Colb | Verdict | Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia

[5] The Requirement of Corroboration in Prosecutions for Sex Offenses in New York (fordham.edu)

[6] The Requirement of Corroboration in Prosecutions for Sex Offenses in New York (fordham.edu)

[7] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the section of dismissed charges

[8] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the section of facts relating to the rape of Kim and under the “not guilty” section

[9] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section under the charge of causing bodily injury by rape to Kim

[10] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the section of dismissed charges

[11] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section for causing bodily injury by rape to Kim

[12] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section for causing bodily injury by rape to Kim

[13] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section pertaining to Kim’s rape charge

[14] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section pertaining to Kim’s rape charge

[15] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section under the charge of causing bodily injury by rape to Kim

[16] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section pertaining to Kim’s rape charge

[17] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section pertaining to Kim’s rape charge

[18] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section pertaining to Kim’s rape charge

[19] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section pertaining to Kim’s rape charge

[20] Judgment 2008/225 of the Seoul Central Local Court, proclaimed on 12 August 2008, under the “judgment” section pertaining to Kim’s rape charge

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