Former Miss Korea finalist stands trial for charges of alleged prostitution

21 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

A former Miss Korea finalist turned actress has stood trial on charges of alleged prostitution.

Sung Hyun-ah, who was the second runner-up in the 1994 Miss Korea pageant, appeared in court on Wednesday (Feb 19) for the start of a trial for her connections to a prostitution ring, which saw her allegedly receiving money from a businessman with whom she had sexual relations, allkpop reported.

Prosecutors for the case say she met up with the man three times for sexual intercourse from February to March in 2010, in exchange for a total of 50 million Korean Won (S$59,000).

The report also claimed that two figures, said to be deeply implicated in this situation, were summoned by the judge as key witnesses in the trial.

Sung was charged by the authorities back in December after investigations revealed an alleged celebrity prostitution ring, which led to wide speculation and rumors about which celebrities were involved.

Many names were eventually cleared over time with the help of the prosecution though they withheld one name from the public at the time.

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