B.A.P‘s Himchan attended his first trial for his molestation charges today, July 12, and he has denied all charges of molestation that the woman filed against him.
Held at the Seoul Central District Court, prosecution claimed that Himchan molested the victim by putting his hands underneath her sleepwear and touching her chest. They claim the victim repeated expressed her intentions to deny the advances made by Himchan, including attempts to move his hand away from her. Despite her efforts, he still repeatedly made physical contact with her, such as touching and kissing.
In response, Himchan’s legal counsel has admitted that while there was contact between him and the woman, there was no molestation as it was consensual.
The two met for the first time, but there were good feelings between them. It is true that he touched her chest and they kissed, but there was no more physical contact besides that. The skinship was consensual, not forced molestation.
— Himchan’s legal counsel
Back in September 2018, Himchan was accused of sexual molestation after he spent time at a pension with 5 other people, including one other member of B.A.P who is not involved in this case. His case was forwarded to prosecution in April 2019, and the trial will continue