UPDATE: On 12 July, former B.A.P member, Himchan had his first court trial after he was indicted without detention by the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. The 29-year-old idol was indicted on charges of indecent act by compulsion in April 2019.
According to local news outlet, The Korean Herald, Himchan's legal counsel officially denied all allegations of the charges mentioned during the trial and pleaded not guilty.
Himchan is on trial for an alleged indecent assault incident that occurred in 24 July 2018. The idol was investigated by the police after it was reported that he had allegedly committed an indecent assault against a woman in her twenties at a guest house in Namyangju. The victim referred to as 'A' was in the guest house drinking with Himchan and four other people.
Himchan's lawyer made the following statement regarding the incident to the Seoul Central District Court, "There were feelings of interest between the two. It wasn't explicit consent, but there was implied consent, which is why it is not indecent act by compulsion. It's clear that there were feelings of interest between them. We acknowledge the truth of the kissing and the touching of [her] chest, but there was no other physical contact beyond that."
There will be a second hearing that is scheduled to take place on 16 August where the witness testimonies will be presented to the court.