Sex Crimes Trial of Liberian Maritime Officials in Korea Begins

2 months ago Liberian Observer

… Despite Liberia’s assertion of diplomatic immunity for the two officials, Korea has, through diplomatic channels, rejected all claims of immunity,The criminal trial of two employees of the Liberia Maritime Authority over alleged sexual assaults of minors in South Korea begins today. The two officials were in South Korea representing Liberia at a training seminar, organized by the International Maritime Organization. They are expected to serve a jail term of fewer than seven years, according to South Korean law. Statutory rape, according to South Korean Law, occurs when an individual has consensual sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 20 in South Korean age. “The Liberian legal team remains engaged with Pureum Law Office to ensure that the two officials receive adequate legal representation throughout the trial of this case.
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