Police Investigate Stalking Complaint Against Mother of Olympic Fencer’s Ex-Fiance

SEONGNAM, South Korea — Police are currently investigating a stalking complaint lodged by Olympic silver medalist in women's foil, Nam Hyun-hee, against an individual claiming to be the mother of Nam's ex-fiance, Jeon Cheong-jo, officials stated on Tuesday. Nam ended her engagement with Jeon last week after it was revealed that Jeon, who is 15 years younger than Nam, is actually a woman with a history of fraud convictions.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Officials reported that Nam initially filed a stalking complaint against Jeon for repeatedly pounding on the door of her residence and ringing the doorbell. Jeon was briefly detained for investigation. According to the police, a subsequent stalking complaint was filed by Nam late Monday, alleging that a person identifying herself as Jeon's mother had made dozens of phone calls and text messages requesting "conversations."

Police have confirmed that this individual called or texted Nam around 20 times throughout the day and night on Monday. However, they have yet to confirm the identity of the caller. Police intend to examine the mobile phone records of the suspect for confirmation. If the caller is verified to be Jeon's mother, criminal charges for stalking will be considered, officials said.

In a separate incident, police were dispatched to a scene where Nam was involved in a verbal altercation with a cousin outside her mother's home in Seongnam, south of Seoul, at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities withdrew after confirming that it was a family dispute over financial matters and no injuries had occurred.

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