Three leaders at a Korean church in Sydney's north have been jailed over the bashing of a female church member who did not attend regular services.
Junior assistant pastor Chi Yeong Yun, 37, and bible study teachers Tom Chae-Yong Lee, 22, and James Kang, 21, from the Open Door Korean Church at Chatswood, pleaded guilty to assaulting 19-year-old Angela Kim in July last year.
In the NSW District Court today, acting Judge Joe Gibson gave Yun, described as the architect of the plan, a 12-month jail term while Lee and Kang were sentenced to up to six months.
All three had served some time in custody although were on bail in the leadup to the trial.
On July 8, 2004, Ms Kim was kicked and punched by the three men at a park in Bobbin Head in Sydney's north leaving her with extensive bruising to her arms, legs and buttocks.
During the trial, the court was told Ms Kim had not been attending church and was generally perceived to be disrespecting her elders.