SEOUL – Two South Korean military intelligence officers have been indicted on charges of raping a North Korean defector, the South’s defense ministry said on Tuesday.
According to Yonhap news agency, the victim filed a criminal complaint last year, and her lawyer said at the time that she became pregnant twice and was pressured to have abortions.
A Defence Intelligence Command lieutenant colonel and master sergeant were indicted by military prosecutors on various charges of sexually assaulting and raping the woman between May 2018 and Feb 2019, a Ministry of National Defense (MND) statement said .
At the time, the woman was under their protection and supervision for espionage operations, the statement added.
The two suspects have not been named.
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