Actor Jo Min-ki, who has faced a string of sexual misconduct allegations, was found dead at a private property in eastern Seoul late Friday (March 9), police said. He was 52.

The veteran actor has been accused of sexually molesting at least eight victims, mostly his former students from a university in a regional province where he taught drama.

Police said his body was found at around 4pm, but did not give further details. Police booked him late last month over sexual abuse charges. The scandal saw him forced out of his professorship and his decade-long acting career left in tatters. –The Korea Herald/Asia News Network