A South Korean wife has been accused of locking her husband inside their marital home for 29 hours and forcing him into have sex with her.
It is the first time a wife has been charged with marital rape in the country’s history as in the case of the 40-year-old wife.
South Korea's Supreme Court recognised spousal rape as a crime only in May 2013. The Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office allege the wife has been alleged by The Seoul Central Prosecutor’s office alleged that the woman locked her husband inside their house and forced him to have sex with her for several hours.
They allege the couple have a pending divorce case before the court and believe the woman did this so she could obtain favourable evidence to use in divorce proceedings, Yonhap News Agency reports.
The country is believed to be facing such related marital cases and the Supreme Court had upheld a lower court's verdict to jail a man who forced his wife to have sex while threatening her with a weapon recently.
Earlier this year, a court had reportedly acquitted the first woman in South Korea to be charged with attempted rape.
In her defence, the 45-year-old admitted drugging her ex-boyfriend, tying him up and hitting him with a hammer, but said she did not plan to rape him as was being alleged.