The Seoul government announced on Wednesday that its former secretary has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against the late mayor of South Korean capital Park Won Soon.
The local executive has announced that it will form an interdisciplinary team that includes organizations that defend women’s and human rights in general, as well as lawyers, to “ensure justice and objectivity”.
The city council has indicated that its priority will be to avoid any kind of “secondary damage” to the former park secretary, and also points out that, according to the Yonhap news agency, he will provide the help he needs to help him get away to recover suspected abuses.
The former secretary filed a sexual abuse complaint against Park last Thursday that lasted for four years. Only a day later, the mayor’s family announced his disappearance and his body was eventually found in a remote area of the capital. There was a handwritten note in his office asking for his family’s forgiveness.
“It’s a situation in which there is no longer any accused … but that doesn’t mean the truth has disappeared,” said the former secretary in a statement her lawyer released at a press conference on Monday.