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K-Pop Idols Who Have Committed A Crime

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With their flashy dance moves, cotton candy-colored hair, trendy makeup, and of course, catchy songs, K-pop idols are the superstars of Asia. However, are they worthy of being "idols" as their name indicates? This list of K-pop idols who have been accused of illegal activities shows these celebrities in a not-so-flattering light. See if your "bias" has been caught doing a naughty, naughty thing and read about why these Kpop idols got arrested.

What crimes have Kpop stars committed? Why were these Korean pop stars arrested? From DUIs, domestic violence, and even rape, some of your favorite K pop idols might also be criminals. Read on to find out who.

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  • Cha Ju Hyuk

    Underage drinking is just the tip of the iceberg for this singer turned actor. Before debuting, Ju Hyuk spent time in a youth detention center for raping a fellow student. 

    Crime: Rape
    Name: Ju Hyuk Cha
    Born: 1991
    Group: Co-Ed School

  • In March 2017, Kim was charged with drunk driving after police found him asleep in his car at a traffic light in Seoul. His driver's license was suspended and he was eventually fined two million KRW. 

    Crime: Drunk Driving
    Name: Kim Hyun
    Born: 1986
    Group: SS501

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    In 2009, Kangin was arrested for beating up a gas station attendant while drunk. A month after this crime, he was arrested again for a hit and run while driving under the influence.

    Crime: Battery & Driving under the influence
    Name: Kang In
    Born: 1985
    Group: Super Junior

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    Dasom was reportedly part of an infamous high school gang known for throwing sex parties with the money that they stole from the other kids. She talks about stealing money and attending these parties on her cyworld (the Korean Facebook).

    Crime: Underage drinking & organized violence
    Name: Dasom
    Born: 1993
    Group: Sistar