South Korea deals with the fallout of video camera sex scandal

South Korea deals with the fallout of video camera sex scandal

With the rapid development of digital technologies and unbounded accesses to the vast variety of Internet resources, people in search of zesty sexual entertainments ready to empty their wallets in anticipation of great pleasure, while there are those who know how to indulge corrupted minds.

Gross Interference into Privacy

The embarrassing scandal became a focal point amid the South Korean society. Police are eagerly taking measures against the illegal filming and distribution of sex videos shot by the deliberately installed hidden cams. Police have found them in the numerous guest rooms at the suburban motels. They had been put in the most inconspicuous places, so people couldn’t spot them. Voyeur cams shamelessly filmed the private affairs of people and then the videos were transmitted to the website and shared with perverts for money.

In charge of such a disastrous violation of people’s intimate lives is a well-known member of the popular K-Pop group Seoul, called Jung Joon-young previously accused of providing illegally sex services for foreign clients with the help of chat in the KakaoTalk messaging application in 2015. On Thursday 30-year old musician was arrested for filming and sharing sexual videos via social apps without women’s agreement, however, he isn’t the only one responsible for the committed crime.

The member of another popular South Korean rock group F.T. Island,  Choi Jong-hoon allegedly is accused of being Seoul’s accomplice and having a direct bearing to the crime. If their fault is proved, they’ll be sentenced for five years or they’ll have to pay a fine in the amount of 30 million won ($26,425), according to the South Korean law. The victims affected by the gross whimsical entrepreneurship,  despite the apologies of the perpetrators, sincerely hope that they will definitely get what they deserve.

Why private life is at stake in South Korea?

Last few years, South Korea faced the epidemic of “household porn” taken by the voyeur cams installed in public places.  Spy cameras might be hidden in the toilets, locker rooms of local shops, gyms and swimming pools and consequently, videos are uploaded to the social networks or porn sites, disgracefully interfering into the private life of people.

Annually, police receive up to 6 thousands of reports concerning the illegal sex videos filmed by the spy cameras. It is assumed that in 80% of cases, victims are women. Presumably, there are cases of committed crime when victims don’t feel it is necessary to go to the police.

Unfortunately, South Korean police encounter additional problems while fighting with the sex-video crimes, both with the detention of the criminal as well as bringing them before justice.

Punishment for such unlawful actions isn’t as strict as it should be.  Now, the person distributing illegal videos can be sentenced to one year in prison or face a fine of 10 million won. It is believed that there should be an intensification of the fight against “household porn” which,  in case of ignorance, can spread to other countries and threaten people’s private life security.


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