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Jasmine Stole , jstole@guampdn.com
Published 4:28 p.m. ChT Feb. 2, 2018 | Updated 4:31 p.m. ChT Feb. 2, 2018


Just because a person was arrested, it does not automatically mean they are guilty.
Guam Pacific Daily News

A Superior Court of Guam grand jury this week returned a true bill indictment against South Korean soccer player Byong Oh Kim, charging him with additional counts of sexual assault.

Kim, 29, was initially charged in a magistrate’s complaint with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The grand jury on Thursday charged Kim with three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. All the counts relate to the same incident, alleged to have happened on Jan. 22.


Kim is listed as a forward for the Sangju Sangmu soccer team in South Korea, according to the team’s official website.

A Jan. 9 news release from the team stated members would be on island for training until Jan. 26.

LeoPalace Resort

Kim is accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman at LeoPalace Resort, according to the magistrate’s complaint.

Court documents state the woman was asleep in a hotel room, and at about 2 a.m., she awoke to Kim rubbing her stomach and breast. She alleged Kim took off her underwear and had sex with her. She “froze and did not know what to do,” the court complaint states.

The woman also alleged Kim carried her to the restroom and had sex with her again, documents state. She told authorities that she screamed and Kim reportedly covered her mouth, so she bit Kim’s hand, the court complaint states.

The woman reportedly “ran out of the room yelling for help,” and Kim chased after her, court documents state.

Defense: Hotel footage contradicts allegations

She found a security guard, who called police, court papers state.

Kim’s attorney, F. Randall Cunliffe has said security footage from the hotel tells a different story.

Cunliffe said security video shows Kim, the woman and another man walking calmly from the elevator, and the woman wasn’t screaming as described in court documents.

Kim has been released on a $10,000 cash bail. He’s not allowed to leave Guam without permission from the court, and his passport was confiscated.

His next hearing is an arraignment on Feb. 7.





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