Lotte pitcher Seo Jun-won under investigation by prosecutors for kidnapping and luring minors
It has been confirmed that professional baseball Lotte Giants pitcher Seo Jun-won (22) is being investigated by the prosecution for crimes related to minors. Seo Jun-won even went through the court’s review of the arrest warrant, but it turned out that he did not inform the club of his case.
According to the <Busan Ilbo> coverage스포츠토토 on the 23rd, Seo Jun-won was booked at the Busan Dongnae Police Station at the end of last year on charges of kidnapping and luring a minor. In December of last year, the police sent Seo Jun-won to the Busan District Prosecutor’s Office on these charges. The Busan District Prosecutor’s Office assigned the case to the Women’s and Children’s Crime Investigation Department and is conducting an investigation.
It is known that the Busan District Prosecutor’s Office recognized the need to investigate the arrest of Seo Jun-won and requested an arrest warrant for Seo Jun-won. On the 21st, the Busan District Court dismissed the prosecution’s arrest warrant by conducting interrogation of the suspect before arrest (examination of warrant validity) for Seo Jun-won. On the 21st, Seo Jun-won waited at the detention center while the court’s arrest warrant review was in progress, and was released when the warrant was dismissed. Seo Jun-won was under investigation by the prosecution without detention due to the court’s dismissal of her arrest warrant. Prosecutors will make a final decision on whether to indict her after conducting a reinforced investigation into Seo Jun-won.
The charges Seo Jun-won is facing are kidnapping and luring a minor. It refers to the crime of placing a minor under the control of oneself or another person and violating normal guardianship or free living conditions. Seo Joon-won is keeping quiet about the details of the charges against her.
Seo Jun-won has vehemently denied the fact that he was booked through the club despite several requests from the <Busan Ilbo> to confirm the facts. However, it was reported that Seo Jun-won only admitted to the club on the morning of the 23rd about some facts, including his case. The club plans to hold a disciplinary committee sooner or later to determine the level of punishment for Seo Jun-won.
Seo Jun-won was born in Gyeongnam High School in Busan and joined Lotte after receiving the first nomination in 2019. Seo Jun-won, a right-handed sidearm pitcher, recorded an average ERA of 5.56, 16 wins, 23 losses and 5 holds in 4 seasons from the 2019 season to the 2022 season. Seo Jun-won has been active at Lotte, going back and forth between starting and casting. He is evaluated as a strong candidate to enter the starting pitcher group this season.