Warrant issued for biz tycoon's detention over sexual assault charges: police

By Yonhap
  • Published : Nov 14, 2017 - 12:02
  • Updated : Nov 14, 2017 - 12:02

Police said Tuesday a detention warrant has been issued for Kim Jun-ki, former chairman of South Korean conglomerate DB Group, over sexual assault charges.

Kim, who has been staying overseas citing the need for medical treatment, will immediately be taken into police custody at the airport, the police said, adding that they may consider requesting help from US law enforcement for the apprehension.

The 73-year-old tycoon is accused of making inappropriate physical contact with his personal assistant between February and July of this year. The secretary has filed a complaint with police seeking a formal investigation against him.

This file photo, dated Oct. 23, 2014, shows former DB Group Chairman Kim Jun-ki. (Yonhap)

Police have asked him to appear for questioning three times over the last two months, but he has refused to come any of the times.

Kim resigned from the top post of the 36th largest conglomerate, formally known as Dongbu Group, two days after the news about the complaint was made known.

DB Group is a major family-controlled conglomerate in Korea with businesses ranging from steel manufacturing to finance. (Yonhap)