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South Korean Ex-Coach Sentenced To 10 Years Over Sexual Assault Of Olympic Champion

Added 01-21-21 01:07:01pm EST - “Shim Suk-hee, a star short track speedskater who has won four Olympic medals, accused Cho Jae-beom of sexually abusing her dozens of times.” - Npr.org

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South Korean gold medalist Shim Suk-hee (far left), shown with her relay teammates during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, accused her former coach of repeated sexual assault. Javier Soriano /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

South Korean gold medalist Shim Suk-hee (far left), shown with her relay teammates during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, accused her former coach of repeated sexual assault.

A former top South Korean speedskating coach has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting an Olympic champion.

Shim Suk-hee, a star short track speedskater who has won four Olympic medals including two golds, accused her former coach Cho Jae-beom of rape in 2019. He was indicted after she said she endured dozens of incidents of sexual abuse over the course of more than three years, starting in 2014 when she was 17.

On Thursday, a court in the city of Suwon sentenced Cho to 10 1/2 years in prison, Korean news agency Yonhap reported. He must also complete 200 hours of treatment for sexual offenders. Shim's lawyers had pushed for a sentence almost twice as long.

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