By Lee Han-soo
A woman was convicted of biting six centimeters off the tongue of a man who kissed her against her will.
The woman, 56, argued that the tongue-biting was self-defense against sexual assault. But the Incheon District Court rejected it, sentencing her to six months' jail, suspended for two years. It said her self-defense went too far.
"The degree of injury the victim sustained was significant and the woman failed to reach a settlement with the victim," the court said in a ruling statement. "However, we decided the ruling after taking into consideration the victim was also responsible for the case and the defendant is raising children."
According to the court, the woman bit off about six centimeters of the man's tongue as he thrust it into her mouth against her will, demanding sex while drunk at a bar in Incheon on Feb. 16, 2016.
The man had seven weeks of medical treatment. It is unknown whether he now has speech problems.