Scandal Erupts As Professional Baseball Player’s Alleged Sex Crimes Against A Minor Come To Light
Korean baseball player Seo Jun Won has been kicked off the Lotte Giants after it was revealed he is under investigation for committing sex crimes against a minor.
On March 23, Korean sports fans were shocked when it was revealed that Lotte Giants pitcher Seo Jun Won was being investigated for committing sex crimes against a minor. Authorities are withholding the exact crimes the player is alleged to have committed.
According to the news outlet Yonhap News, the player was recently investigated without detainment for his alleged crimes. Police then referred the case to the prosecution’s office, which then assigned it to the Women’s And Children’s Crime Investigation Department, which is currently investigating the player.
It was later reported that the player had been kicked off the Lotte Giants.
롯데자이언츠가 투수 서준원을 방출하기로 했다.
구단은 서준원이 미성년자를 대상으로 한 범법행위로 경찰 조사를 받았고 현재 검찰로 이관되었음을 확인하자마자 오늘 23일(목) 징계위원회를 개최했다. 구단은 검찰의 기소 여부와 관계없이 최고 수위 징계인 퇴단을 결정했다.
— 김태우 (@SPOTV_skullboy) March 23, 2023
The Lotte Giants have kicked out pitcher Seo Jun Won.
The team held a disciplinary committee on March 23 after confirming that Seo Jun Won had been investigated by the police for crimes against a minor. The team has decided to implement its most severe punishment regardless of the result of the prosecutor’s investigation.
— Kim Tae Woo (Reporter for SPOTV)
Below is an apology from the Lotte Giants.
The Lotte Giants would like to apologize for the disgraceful incident caused by one of our players. It is unforgivable for a player who is supported by fans to commit a crime against a minor. This act was especially heinous as it was committed against children who look up to the players and dream of becoming one. This incident has hurt so many people. We acknowledge the fact that we didn’t manage our players properly and would like to apologize once again for causing controversy in society. The team will work to prevent this from happening again by routinely educating our players on sexual violence and sexual education.
We would like to apologize once again to all of the fans who love and support the Lotte Giants
— Lotte Giants