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‘The booze made me do it’

If you feel like getting really angry, check out Ye Olde Chosun’s talk with the family of Ko Jong-seok, the animal who admitted to kidnapping and raping a 7-year-old girl in Naju.

During a meeting with his family at jail, Ko blamed the booze. He blamed the booze during his question by police after his arrest, too.

Interestingly, he also told his family his crime was somewhat premeditated. He said he was drunk and horny that day, and decided to rape the girl as he passed her home.

He didn’t initially intend to rape the 7-year-old, though. He meant to rape her older sister, who’s in the sixth grade.

He is saying sorry, though.

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  • R. Elgin

    This man will find little sympathy from a judge or the public.

  • Veritas

    “He didn’t initially intend to rape the 7-year-old, though. He meant to rape her older sister, who’s in the sixth grade.”

    …I’m really not sure what to say.

  • RolyPoly

    As soon as any criminal says he was under influence, the booze manufacturers should pay the victims.

    Why is it different from tobacco?

    In this case, all booze makers should chip in and pay for the girl’s hospital bill, mental treatment and lifetime financial support.

    Alcohol is an evil stuff.

  • Veritas

    #3
    I’m far more inclined to blame the idiot who got that drunk rather than blaming the drink itself. After all, alcohol only helps to release one’s inhibition – if he hadn’t been thinking about it, he probably wouldn’t have done it even if he was drunk.

    Or to put it another way, most drunk people don’t go out and brutally rape a 7-year-old girl (originally intent on raping her 6th grade sister, I might add). I’m not going to deny that alcohol could have bad, sometimes serious, effects someone’s life but the “booze made me do it ” is way overused and it’s really a horrible excuse.

  • holterbarbour

    I think the differences between alcohol and tobacco are pretty obvious, at least when it comes to the propensity of a user to do careless/stupid/utterly reprehensible things under the influence. Child rapists are unlikely to try and shift the blame to their cigarettes.

    But as between alcohol and, say, PCP– the difference in cases like this is negligible.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    Indict him; try him; convict him; hang him. Some people need killing

  • slim

    Maybe Lee Myung-bak can blame the booze for the ill-considered Dokdo visit last month that has fouled things up around the region so badly.

  • Q

    slim,

    For its fairness, Japanese politicians might blame tainted Japanese food for denying history of sexual slaves, visiting Yasukuni shrine, ignoring SCAPIN and SF Peace Treaty.

  • jk6411

    slim @#7,

    Get over it already.
    You think that the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute wouldn’t have flared up if it weren’t for Lee’s visit to Dokdo?
    It was just a matter of time.

    The Chinese activists and Japanese lawmakers were going to visit Senkaku/Diaoyu anyway. It didn’t have anything to do with Lee’s visit.
    The dispute would have flared up on its own.

  • keyinjpop

    All I can do is facepalm at this. Sadly, I’m sure he will get a light sentence (I’d bet about four to five years).

  • jk6411

    I hope he hangs.

  • Hamilton

    #8 Q; For its fairness, Japanese politicians might blame tainted Japanese food for denying history of sexual slaves, visiting Yasukuni shrine, ignoring SCAPIN and SF Peace Treaty.

    Tainted Food? Heavens no, it was the sake! Case closed!

    I’m with Sperwer, there are some people that will never be rehabilitated, that will be a threat to fellow prisoners, the victim’s families and a burden on society. This guy wasn’t framed, hang him and be done with it.

  • http://ulsanonline.com martypants

    In the past, blaming drinking on a crime resulted in a reduced sentence. Has that ridiculous law been changed? Will he now face the full penalty?

  • Q

    @ hamilton,

    It could be sake, beer, sushi, whatever, but I assume you could figure it out what it was tainted with.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    @14

    Now you are blaming Japan for this rape? You are pathologically delusional

  • Q

    If slim says LMB can blame booze for his political judgement on Dokdo, Japanese politicians could blame rad***ion-contaminated sake, beer, sushi for their denying history of sexual slaves, visiting Yasukuni shrine, ignoring SCAPIN and SF Peace Treaty. Got it?

  • http://koreanlanguagenotes.blogspot.com/ gbevers

    RolyPoly wrote (#3):

    In this case, all booze makers should chip in and pay for the girl’s hospital bill, mental treatment and lifetime financial support.

    Alcohol is an evil stuff.

    Alcohol can make people do some stupid things, such as jump off a bridge, wrestle a lion, or play Russian roulette, but it does not make you rape 7-year-old girl.

    The guy is an evil scumbag who should be gagged, handcupped, hooded, put in a Japanese kimono with a sign on the front and back that reads, “Takeshima is Japanese territory,” and then let loose in Pagoda Park.

  • Veritas

    #16
    I’m kind impressed that you managed to turn this, a rape incident in South Korea, another one of your platform to attack Japan. Even though you’re not the one who brought up Dokdo, wow, I must say I’m rather amazed. Albeit in a very bad way, but still amazed nonetheless.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    “Gotit”? Sounds like a Pawi sock puppet, excep i don’t think goose is intelligent, (mis)educated or disciplined enough to churn out the tsusami of shit that Q has set rolling o’er the deep of the Sea of Japan

  • Q

    Don’t you think brain damage by the latter would be more serious and chronic? ;)