South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee’s disclosure in 2019 that she had been sexually abused by her coach sent shock waves through the country. Photo: AP South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee’s disclosure in 2019 that she had been sexually abused by her coach sent shock waves through the country. Photo: AP
South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee’s disclosure in 2019 that she had been sexually abused by her coach sent shock waves through the country. Photo: AP
South Korea

South Korea jails former Olympic coach for sexual assault, but case ‘tip of the iceberg’: academic

  • Cho Jae-beom was sentenced to over a decade in prison for abusing gold medallist Shim Suk-hee for three years, in a case that shocked the country
  • The speed skater said she hopes this will encourage other victims of abuse to come forward, but a sports professor said many cases go unreported

Topic |   South Korea
South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee’s disclosure in 2019 that she had been sexually abused by her coach sent shock waves through the country. Photo: AP South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee’s disclosure in 2019 that she had been sexually abused by her coach sent shock waves through the country. Photo: AP
South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee’s disclosure in 2019 that she had been sexually abused by her coach sent shock waves through the country. Photo: AP
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