Date registered: Nov 2004
Vehicle: 99 E 320
Location: Portland, OR
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RE: bra burglar
Here's another one making asians look great. [:)]
McMINNVILLE, OR -- A Tigard man accused of stealing women's underwear in four Oregon counties pleaded guilty Wednesday to burglary and theft charges in Yamhill County.
Sung Koo Kim, 31, is expected be sentenced Monday to more than four years in state prison, which will be reduced because of credit for time served, and another 18 months under county supervision, said Alicia Kay Eagan, the deputy district attorney.
Kim still faces criminal charges in Multnomah, Washington and Benton counties. In Yamhill County, Kim stole bras and panties from at least eight women at George Fox University in Newberg and Linfield College in McMinnville during the spring of 2004, said Brad Berry, the district attorney.
Kim's attorney, Clayton Lance, did not return a phone message seeking comment. He told The Oregonian newspaper that Wednesday's plea agreement recognizes that Kim needs treatment for a "fetish," which his client will receive.
Kim was accused of stealing thousands of bras and panties from college campuses in several parts of Western Oregon. At the home Kim shared with his parents, investigators found more than 3,000 bras and panties, many labeled with names, dates and places.
Investigators also found seven assault rifles and three computers collectively containing 40,000 images of women being mutilated, raped and dismembered.
Authorities also found underwear that belonged to a woman who lived in the same Corvallis apartment complex from which 19-year-old Brooke Wilberger disappeared in May 2004.
The connection helped lead police to consider Kim a suspect in that high-profile disappearance. At one time, Kim was held on a total of $15 million bail, an unusually high figure for someone accused of stealing underwear.
Police later charged a New Mexico man, Joel Courtney, with Wilberger's murder.
(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)