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.