“There is no objective evidence other than the victim’s statement. There are enough opposing data to explain.”
Attorney Kim Seon-woong, legal representative of Lee Young-ha (26, Doosan Bears), said this before the first trial on September 21 last year. Lee Young-ha has been indicted without detention by the prosecution on charges of special assault, coercion, and blackmail of her one-year junior, Mr. A, during Sunrin Internet High School. She is fighting Lee Young-ha as a defendant. She has been fighting in court for five months, and she has consistently maintained her innocence. As predicted, she presents her rebuttal material abundantly, and she is dragging the fight in her favor.
There are three major facts about the damage that Mr. A stated. Mr. A claims that Lee Young-ha extorted her ramen and cheered up her juniors during the training camp in Taiwan in January-February 2015. On August 19, 2015, Lee Young-ha, along with his classmate Kim Dae-hyun (26, LG Twins), forced Mr. A’s finger into an electric fly swatter, and between August and October of that year, he had to clean and wash his room in harsh conditions. said there was an act.
On August 19, 2015, Lee Young-ha’s side submitted clear alibi evidence regarding the special assault case. Lee Young-ha was selected as a youth representative and trained at a training camp in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province from August 17 to 25, 2015, and departed for Osaka, Japan on the 26th to participate in the World Youth Baseball Championship. She stayed in Japan until September 7 of the same year as Lee Young-ha.
In the second trial held on the 10th of last month, Mr. A claimed that Lee Young-ha had been specially assaulted and went down to Busan together to participate in the association long-term high school 바카라 baseball tournament held on August 21, 2015. During the interrogation of witnesses, Mr. A was sure of accompanying Lee Young-ha and Kim Dae-hyun, saying, “I took Lee Young-ha and Kim Dae-hyun like spares because I couldn’t lose,” but the Korea Baseball Softball Association said, “(National team players) did not restrict participation in domestic competitions, but from the convening day, domestic competitions. It is difficult to participate. Lee Young-ha did not participate in the association long-term high school baseball tournament.”
Lee Young-ha’s side also submitted evidence to lower the credibility of the statement in relation to the harsh behavior at home. On the 20th, at the third trial held at the Seoul Western District Court in Gongdeok-dong, Seoul, Lee Young-ha’s father submitted evidence to the mother of a classmate who lived with Lee Young-ha that he had paid the monthly rent in installments until June 2015. She claims that since July, she has not lived in her own room and commuted to school at her home. If the evidence that Lee Young-ha has not lived in his own room since July is accepted, it is highly likely that it will be difficult to prosecute him for the harsh treatment.
As Lee Young-ha’s side continued to present objective evidence, the victim’s side was naturally pursued. Kim Dae-hyun, who is serving in the military, was tried by military service on charges of special assault and coercion against Mr. A, just like Lee Young-ha. Kim Dae-hyun’s acquittal gave Lee Young-ha a boost.
The key is Taiwan’s field training. During the third trial, the prosecution interrogated Mr. B as a witness, who revealed the facts of school violence by Young-ha Lee and Dae-hyun Kim for the first time on the Internet. Until March 2015, Mr. B was Lee Young-ha’s two-year junior in the Sunrin Internet High School baseball team. Mr. B was hospitalized from March to May 2015, and then transferred to another school.
The prosecution put weight on the testimony of the victim during the training camp in Taiwan, considering Mr. B’s attendance at Sunrin Internet High School. Mr. B insisted, “I stayed in Taiwan for a little over a month and gathered about once every three days. We did a head-butt at a hotel. We didn’t fight while working out, or we gathered for courtesy between seniors and juniors, and training.”
Mr. B continued, “The most memorable thing is when I met Lee Young-ha in the hallway of the hotel, hit him once with a bat, and said, ‘Remember this.’ I remember it as a room,” he added.
When the judge asked, “It was an empty room and it wasn’t the room of the two players, how did you get in?” Mr. B replied, “The door was open.”
Regarding the ramen extortion, which is a key case of Taiwan’s field training, Mr. B said, “I don’t know. I did not directly witness it.” “he said.
When Lee Young-ha’s side asked, “There was no interaction with the sophomore, how did he hear about (ramen extortion) from Mr. A?”
Mr. B continued to make statements that were difficult to give credibility. When Lee Young-ha’s side tried to do a newspaper related to the fact confirmation letter submitted by Mr. B to the Sports Ethics Center in September 2021, he said, “I didn’t do it. I never submitted it myself. It’s true that I wrote it, but I didn’t know it was submitted.” At the same time, he added, “I don’t remember exactly because I was in the military,” but Mr. B was discharged in July 2021. When the prosecution asked again, “Did you write it after you were discharged?” Mr. B said, “I met the victim around that time (September 2021). I did not directly submit (fact confirmation).”
Lee Young-ha’s side continues to present objective data, while the victim’s side responds only with statements based on memories. Attorney Kim predicted after the third trial, “I don’t think you will doubt Mr. B’s credibility. Anyway, I think he selectively remembered a lot. It will be able to affect his credibility to some extent.”