A Korean man had been convicted of raping his Filipina wife, according to a report from the Korea Times.
Korean Convicted of Raping Filipino Wife
“The defendant should have treated his wife with affection, because she has difficulties in speaking Korean and feels lonely in this remote foreign country. His behavior cannot be acceptable as he threatened his wife with a gas gun and knife to have sex against her will,” the Busan court was quoted as saying in its verdict.
The man was also accused of forcing his 25-year-old wife to have sex even during her menstrual period. He married his Philippine wife in 2006 through an international marriage broker in Korea and was indicted last year on charges of rape.
It’s the first time that a Korean court acknowledged marital rape. However, the court had suspended the sentence while the convict is appealing his case.
My husband told me about this case over dinner last Friday night while I was ranting on the injustice that the two Indian nationals of the ship Hebei Spirit suffered from Korean courts. We also talked about the stupidity of one Korean judge who also suspended a sentence on two men who raped their young kin while sending the child back to live with her rapists.