Staff member who has accused South Korean diplomat of sexual assault speaks out

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 5:50PM
Hongkon Kim has been charged with three counts of sexual assualt involving a male staff member at the South Korean Embassy. Photo / File.
Hongkon Kim has been charged with three counts of sexual assualt involving a male staff member at the South Korean Embassy. Photo / File.

Staff member who has accused South Korean diplomat of sexual assault speaks out

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 5:50PM

A man who says he was sexually assaulted by a former South Korean diplomat is fighting to have the man extradited back to New Zealand.

Hongkon Kim was the deputy ambassador to new Zealand. He has been charged with three counts of indecent assault at the wellington embassy in 2017.

A warrant for Kim’s arrest was issued in February, but by then he had already left the country.

It's now up to police to request south Korea extradite the man, but the process seems like it's stalled.

The man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to tell his side of the story. 

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