Seoul, South Korea: Former South Korean governor, Ahn Hee-jung, convicted of sexual abuse

Seoul, South Korea: Former South Korean governor, Ahn Hee-jung, convicted of sexual abuse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country’s growing #MeToo movement.

A Seoul High Court official said Ahn Hee-jung was found guilty on most counts after being accused of molestation, sexual assault and abuse of authority.  The official did not want to be named, citing office rules.

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