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S.Korea's top prosecutor resigns over sex scandal

Posted on Nov 30, 09:58PM | IANS

South Korea's chief prosecutor announced Friday he has stepped down amid sex and bribery scandals within the prosecution service.

"As the prosecutor general, I offer my apology to the people for the huge shock and disappointment," Prosecutor General Han Sang-dae said at a press conference, Yonhap reported. His term was due to end in 2014.

His resignation follows allegations against a junior prosecutor of having sex with a female suspect he was questioning earlier this month.

In a separate case, a senior prosecutor was arrested for allegedly taking bribes from businessmen worth thousands of dollars.

President Lee Myung-bak immediately accepted Han's resignation, saying "the prosecution needs to reflect on itself".