South Korean Woman Charged With Marital Rape … For Advantage in Her Divorce

South Korean Husband and Wife are divorcing after ten years of marriage.

Wife has been convicted of fraud in the UK and Korea.

Wife reportedly also has a Boyfriend.

Apparently to gain an advantage in their divorce case, Wife allegedly resorts to physically confining Husband in their home, with the assistance of Boyfriend, and – forcing herself on Husband … to procure DNA evidence to use against him.

Unfortunately for Wife, her plan seems to have backfired.

Wife has been arrested and has the dubious distinction of being the first wife charged with marital rape in South Korea. South Korea first recognized marital rape as a crime when committed by either spouse in 2013.

Wife remains in jail pending her trial.


  1. this Korea Times article: Woman put behind bars for allegedly raping husband
  2. this Korean Observer article: 40-year-old Korean woman to stand trial for raping husband and
  3. this [Singapore] Straits Times article: Woman first to stand trial in South Korea for allegedly raping husband .