‘Despicable’ cosmetic surgeon is jailed for seven years after raping an unconscious karaoke bar hostess in the private room of a Melbourne bar
- Ahnsup Kim, 52, violently raped a karaoke bar hostess at a Melbourne bar in 2017
- Disgraced cosmetic surgeon says ‘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 dismissed his claims that she tried to blackmail him.
Ahnsup Kim, 52, raped the barely conscious woman in a private room in Melbourne’s central bar in September 2017.
He had selected the 26-year-old from a group of hostesses. She had to be taken home after Mr. Kim left.
Mr Kim claimed the woman had acted as a comedian in an attempt to blackmail him.
Disgraced Melbourne cosmetic surgeon Ahnsup Kim raped ‘barely conscious’ karaoke bar hostess in 2017
Mr Kim (pictured, before being struck off in 2018) must serve at least five years behind bars before being eligible for parole
“It was complete and utter nonsense – a creation on your part to try to smear his reputation in front of the jury,” Judge Michael Tinney said on Friday.
Mr Kim’s claim that the woman had consented was absurd and he showed no remorse, the judge noted.
“This conduct was despicable. You should be ashamed of yourself. Unfortunately, you are not,” Judge Tinney said.
The woman was very vulnerable and could not protect herself, the court heard.
Even though he was affected by the alcohol, Mr. Kim would have known that she was not consenting.
“It was 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 showed no remorse for his despicable conduct and even said 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 overturned in 2018, and Judge Tinney said it was a massive fall from grace – but rightly so.
“It’s completely understandable that you weren’t able to work as a doctor and surely that’s a right that will never be restored,” he said.