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  • Waygook Lord

    • 5822

    • October 08, 2010, 01:02:32 pm
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Hopefully this can be eliminated. One thing they can do is stop selling these kind of devices to the public, I guess.

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2021/06/17/2003759318


Digital sex crime is so pervasive in South Korea that the fear of it is affecting the quality of life for women and girls, with many victims saying that they had considered suicide or leaving the country, a human rights watchdog said yesterday.

South Korea has become the global epicenter of the spycam — tiny, hidden cameras used to film victims naked, urinating or having sex.

Other cases have involved intimate photographs being leaked without permission, or sex abuse, such as rapes, captured on camera and the videos shared online.

Victims are often traumatized further and become “immersed in the abuse” by encounters with police and other justice officials, and by the expectation that they should gather evidence and monitor the Internet for new appearances of images of themselves, US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report.

“Digital sex crimes have become so common, and so feared, in South Korea that they are affecting the quality of life of all women and girls,” Heather Barr, the report’s author, said in a statement. “Women and girls told us they avoided using public toilets and felt anxious about hidden cameras in public and even in their homes. An alarming number of survivors of digital sex crimes said they had considered suicide.”

The report, based on 38 interviews and an online survey, said that sex crime prosecutions involving illegal filming rose 11-fold from 2008 to 2017, data released by the Korean Institute of Criminology showed.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for police to investigate the growing number of sexual abuse claims, including recently among members of the military.

Last year, police broke up an online network that lured dozens of women and girls into what authorities have called “virtual enslavement” by blackmailing them into sending increasingly degrading and sometimes violent sexual imagery of themselves.

HRW said that the government needs to do more by increasing legal penalties for convicted offenders; increasing the number of women among the police, prosecutors and judges; and changing broader gender inequality that normalizes the consumption of non-consensual images.

In 2019, prosecutors dropped 43.5 percent of digital sex crime cases, compared with 27.7 percent of homicide cases and 19 percent of robbery cases, although the sex crime cases that were prosecuted usually ended in a conviction, the report said.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: South Korea has become the global epicenter of the spycam victims.
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2021, 07:48:34 am »

Victims are often traumatized further and become “immersed in the abuse” by encounters with police and other justice officials, and by the expectation that they should gather evidence and monitor the Internet for new appearances of images of themselves, US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report.


this is particularly unfortunate since there isn't much of a way around it. the first thing lawyers will tell you in any sort of online harassment case is to gather as much evidence as possible since its extremely hard to get a conviction on these sorts of things at the best of times (which i assume is why prosecutors drop so many of these cases). i guess there could be some sort of unit set up to watch for that kind of evidence for them, i dunno


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 08, 2010, 01:02:32 pm
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Re: South Korea has become the global epicenter of the spycam victims.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 08:45:30 am »
this is particularly unfortunate since there isn't much of a way around it. the first thing lawyers will tell you in any sort of online harassment case is to gather as much evidence as possible since its extremely hard to get a conviction on these sorts of things at the best of times (which i assume is why prosecutors drop so many of these cases). i guess there could be some sort of unit set up to watch for that kind of evidence for them, i dunno

Yes, it is a complex problem. Very sad.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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  • The Legend

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    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: South Korea has become the global epicenter of the spycam victims.
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 10:01:06 am »
Lack of punishment for any sex crimes.


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: South Korea has become the global epicenter of the spycam victims.
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 11:24:18 am »
What do you expect in a country that lets convicted pedophiles be teachers?


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • January 30, 2015, 12:50:26 am
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Re: South Korea has become the global epicenter of the spycam victims.
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2021, 12:31:11 pm »
What's more this guy got caught trying it abroad. It hasn't turned out well for his career.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-11/adelaide-breast-surgeon-charged-with-indecent-filming/100368260


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: South Korea has become the global epicenter of the spycam victims.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2021, 08:27:13 pm »
What's more this guy got caught trying it abroad. It hasn't turned out well for his career.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-11/adelaide-breast-surgeon-charged-with-indecent-filming/100368260
He was doing research.