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Iconic ’90s boy band member charged with sexual assault

  • Published : Jun 27, 2016 - 17:23
  • Updated : Jun 27, 2016 - 17:23

Lee Juno, a member of the 1990s hit boy band Seo Taiji and Boys, has been booked on a sexual assault charge, reports said Monday.

Lee, 49, is suspected of sexually abusing two women at an Itaewon club at around 3 a.m. on June 25, the reports said, citing the Yongsan Police Station.

Police are currently analyzing video footage from surveillance cameras inside the club. “We will summon Lee for questioning once the basic investigations are complete,” police said.

Lee Juno of Seo Tae-ji and Boys star in SBS‘s variety show “Jagiya” in 2012. (SBS)

Police investigated Lee on a sexual abuse charge in 2002 when he was booked for sexually abusing a woman. The prosecution deferred indictment at the time as Lee and the victim had reached an agreement.

Lee married in 2012 and has two children.

The latest charge comes amid a wave of scandals in the Korean entertainment scene, including multiple sexual assault charges against singer Park Yoo-chun and an attempted sexual assault charge against comedian Yoo Sang-moo.

By Rumy Doo (doo@heraldcorp.com)

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