SEOUL - About 10 days after an allegation of multiple rapes was made public against former South Chungcheong Province Governor Ahn Hee Jung, a second alleged victim filed a legal complaint against him for sexual assault on Wednesday (March 14).
The woman says she was sexually assaulted by Ahn seven times over the course of more than a year, from October 2015 until January last year. Of the seven assaults, the victim alleges she was raped on three occasions.
The woman worked for a think tank founded by Ahn. In the most recent instance, the woman said Ahn raped her in a hotel room in Yeouido, Seoul, last year. She also said she was raped by the ex-governor in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, at a religious facility in 2016.
Her complaint was submitted to the Seoul Western District Prosecutors' Office on Wednesday afternoon.
Once a rising star in South Korean politics and a presidential hopeful, Ahn resigned from his governor post after his former secretary, Kim Ji Eun, made her sexual assault claims public.
Kim's allegation came amid the dramatic spread of the #MeToo movement in Korea, ignited by Prosecutor Seo Ji Hyun in January when she disclosed her sexual harassment experiences on a TV news programme.