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2009/02/18 16:45 KST
Korean man convicted in first transgender rape case

BUSAN, Feb. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's court on Wednesday convicted a local man of raping a transgender woman in an unprecedented ruling that sets a new milestone in legal definitions of rape.

The 28-year-old unidentified attacker was given a three-year suspended jail term on charges of raping the 58-year-old transgender woman in August of 2008 after breaking into her home. The attacker also robbed the victim of 100,000 won (US$70). The court also ordered the defendant to 120 hours of community service.