South Korean pro soccer player charged with rape

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Guam – A professional Korean soccer player is facing felony charges of criminal sexual conduct after being accused of raping a woman as she slept in a hotel room.

Kim Byung-oh, 29, spent the night in jail earlier this week following allegations that he sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman known to him.  The crime occurred, according to the woman, while she slept in a hotel room at the Leo Palace Resort.

Court documents say the woman awoke to find Kim rubbing her stomach and breast, before taking off her undergarments and raping her. She alleges that he then carried her into the restroom where he continued to rape her.

As the victim “let out a scream,” court documents continue, Kim covered her mouth with his hand in an attempt to keep her quiet. The victim then bit her alleged attacker’s hand allowing her to break free and run out of the room.  It is further alleged that Kim chased after her in an attempt to prevent her from getting assistance. However, the victim was able to locate a security guard who then contacted authorities.

Kim is listed as a forward on the Sangju Sangmu team which is part of South Korea’s professional association soccer league.  He has been charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct as a second degree felony and fourth degree criminal sexual conduct as a misdemeanor.

Kim has since posted bail $10,000. His next hearing is on February 2.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.