Monrovia – Two officials of the Liberia Maritime Authority, Moses Owen Brown and Daniel Tarr, who were held for sexual abuse in Korea have been found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to nine years each.
They were sentenced today at the scheduled Verdict Hearing, the Court in Busan, Korea.
Meanwhile, the Government of Liberia, through the Liberia Maritime Authority (LİMA), the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, has instructed its legal representation in Korea, Pureum Law Office, to furnish it with the various Appeal Options available to a criminal defendant under Korean Laws.
Notwithstanding, any appeal from such a verdict has to be exercised no later than seven days following the rendition of the judgment.
The Families of Messrs. Browne and Tarr have since been informed of the Korean Court’s Decision in this matter.
According to the Liberia Maritime Authority, the Government of Liberia intends to facilitate the visit to Busan, Korea, of at least one member of each family to ensure that contact between Messrs. Browne and Tarr and their respective families is maintained in the aftermath of the sentence.
The Government shall continue to remain engaged with the Government of the Republic of Korea through official diplomatic channels to explore all options pertaining to Messrs. Browne and Tarr.