South Korean soccer player pleads not guilty to sex assault

HAGATNA, Guam — A South Korean soccer player accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel on Guam has pleaded not guilty.

The Pacific Daily News reports that Sangju Sangmu FC player Byong Oh Kim entered his plea on Wednesday. Court documents say a 22-year-old woman told police last month that she woke up in a hotel room to Kim rubbing her stomach and breast. She told police that Kim also took off her underwear and raped her.

The woman says she ran out of the hotel room away from Kim and found a security guard who called police.

Kim’s attorney, F. Randall Cunliffe, says there’s video evidence from the hotel disputing the allegations made against his client.

Kim has been ordered to stay on Guam. His next hearing is Feb. 13.


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