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Korean soccer player on Guam to stand trial for rape

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The Korean soccer player charged with rape is on Guam for trial. Jurors on Monday heard from his alleged victim.

Her face turned red as she struggled to hold back tears. "My body was frozen so I couldn't think or talk," said 23-year-old Korean woman recalled a night back in January earlier this year. That night, she alleges, Byong Oh Kim raped her in a room at the Leo Palace Resort.

Kim is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct as a second degree felony and fourth degree criminal sexual conduct as a misdemeanor. Kim was on Guam with the Sangju Sangmu soccer team at the time.

He sat in court on Monday between his attorney, Randy Cunliffe, and his Korean interpreter. On the stand, the victim - with the help of a Korean interpreter - recalled the day's events leading to her alleged rape. Kim and another man had met with her for a day of sightseeing.

They ate pizza and snacks before having Asahi beers in the hotel room. The man who had promised to drive her back to her hotel had too much to drink and asked for time to "sober up". She recalled feeling worried, but she couldn't call a taxi without money and she had no friends on Guam to call for a ride. She fell asleep in the same room as both men, on the same bed as Kim.

Her back facing him, she remembered feeling his hands on her...on her panties then on her breast, before he penetrated her.

Earlier in the day, jurors heard testimony from Jerol Pangelinan. The G4S Security Officer was on duty that night. He recalled hearing a woman's screams for help. Though she spoke limited English, he testified that she used an app on her phone - the only word on the screen was rape.

The woman didn't want to call police at first, but insisted on speaking with Kim's coach.

GPD Criminalist Zenobia Lynn also testified to her findings. Lynn works in the serology division and examined the slides from the sexual assault kit, bedsheets and the clothing and underwear worn by both the victim and defendant.

Semen and blood were found on Kim's shorts. Both quantities were too small to conduct further testing.

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