2 Koreans accused of rape remain at CIDGCebu Daily News
THE two Koreans accused of raping two Japanese women who went out with them for drinks in Cebu City remain in the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7).
Jong Duk Lee, 34, and Carl Park, 21, were brought to the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutors’ Office yesterday for the filing of information in court and the release of a commitment order.
They were returned to the CIDG office since the handling prosecutor was not available.
Benjamin Negapatan, legal counsel of the two Koreans, said his clients want to be detained at the Lapu-Lapu City jail so they could be easily visited by relatives.
The Koreans insist there was no rape and that the encounter with the Japanese women, one of them a newly arrived tourist, was consensual.
“I did not even touch her. There was no rape,” said Lee.
Lee said they just took pity on the two women since they were already drunk and brought them to a motel in Lapu-Lapu so they could rest.
Park is the son of a hotel owner in Lapu-Lapu City.
The women said they were first brought to barangay Busay and then to a resto bar in Mango Square for drinks.
One of the complainants left for Japan after subscribing her affidavit. She said she would return to pursue the case./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON