November 30, 2022

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Melbourne cosmetic surgeon Ahnsup Kim jailed for seven years after raping karaoke bar hostess

‘Despicable’ cosmetic surgeon is jailed for seven years after he raped an unconscious karaoke bar hostess in the private room of a Melbourne bar

  • Ahnsup Kim, 52, viciously raped karaoke bar hostess at a Melbourne bar in 2017
  • Disgraced cosmetic surgeon said ‘barely conscious’ victim tried to blackmail him
  • Mr Kim was jailed for seven-and-a-half years in Victoria County Court on Friday

A cosmetic surgeon has been jailed for raping a karaoke bar hostess after a judge rejected his claims she had been trying to blackmail him.

Ahnsup Kim, 52, raped the barely conscious woman in a private room at the central Melbourne bar in September 2017.

He had selected the 26-year-old from a group of hostesses. She had to be carried home after Mr Kim left.

Mr Kim claimed the woman had been play-acting in a bid to blackmail him.

Disgraced Melbourne cosmetic surgeon Ahnsup Kim raped a ‘barely conscious’ karaoke bar hostess in 2017

Mr Kim (pictured, before he was struck off in 2018) must serve at least five years behind bars before he is eligible for parole

Mr Kim (pictured, before he was struck off in 2018) must serve at least five years behind bars before he is eligible for parole

‘This was complete and utter nonsense – a creation by you to try to besmirch her reputation before the jury,’ Judge Michael Tinney said on Friday.

Mr Kim’s claim the woman consented was absurd and he showed no remorse, the judge noted.

‘This conduct was despicable. You should be ashamed of yourself. Regrettably, you are not,’ Judge Tinney said.

The woman was highly vulnerable and couldn’t protect herself, the court was told.

Even if affected by alcohol, Mr Kim would have known she wasn’t consenting.

‘It was as clear as day that she was significantly impaired,’ Judge Tinney said.

The County Court judge jailed Mr Kim for seven-and-a-half years after a jury found him guilty of six counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.

Mr Kim displayed no remorse for his vile conduct, and even stated the unwanted sexual encounter was consensual - on Friday he was jailed for seven and a half years

Mr Kim displayed no remorse for his vile conduct, and even stated the unwanted sexual encounter was consensual – on Friday he was jailed for seven and a half years

He must serve at least five years before being eligible for parole.

Mr Kim’s registration to work as a cosmetic surgeon was cancelled in 2018, and Judge Tinney said that was a massive fall from grace – but rightly so.

‘It is entirely understandable you should not have been able to work as a doctor and surely that is a right that will never be restored,’ he said.

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