KPOP NOW – Korea mocked by overseas media for lenient sentences on sex crimes

ArticleForeign media criticize South Korea for being “lenient on sex crimes” after 40 year prison sentence for Cho Joo Bin

Source: Yonhap News TV

Major foreign media outlets are showing keen interest in Korea after Cho Joo Bin’s ruling.

Cho Joo Bin, the operator of “Nth Room” and “Baksa Room” accused of producing and distributing videos where he sexually exploited minors was sentenced to 40 years in prison in the first trial. 

Afterwards, CNN criticized Korea for their “misogyny problem” in Korean society as the main cause of the Nth Room cases stating, “in 2018, tens of thousands of women rushed to the streets to denounce illegal filming in motels and public restrooms.”

The Washington Post also mocked Korea for their digital sex crime standards calling them “weak” and called out their laws for “often lightly punishing sex offenders.”

BBC also stated, “40 years in prison is a light punishment. The anger won’t end here.”

  1. [+275, -2] They gave him 40 years when he would’ve received a 400 year sentence abroad
  2. [+153, -1] We’re an international embarrassment. The judiciary need to wake up!!
  3. [+118, -6] This is a country where “criminals” cowardly commit suicide from sexual harassment and we still hold joint funeral services in front of our city hall with banners that say “We will remember” scattered all over the place…
  4. [+50, -2] Execute him!…he’s too evil to experience any pain even if he’s left to bleed to death!
  5. [+32, -1] The level of our judges ㅉㅉ
  6. [+15, -0] It would be nice if foreign media were less sarcastic when criticizing our country. Even if us citizens speak out, they close their ears and cover their eyes…so embarrassing.
  7. [+12, -0] Let’s jail our judges for 40 years
  8. [+11, -0] Our judges are only good at studying to pass the bar…let’s introduce AI judges to replace these thug ba$tards 
  9. [+10, -1] It’s not just sex crimes…? Our laws on youth, drunk driving, drugs…everything is too lenient except for murder.
  10. [+6, -0] Korea is too lenient on all crimes. This is a country that cares more about the rights of criminals than its people. It’s a criminal’s den. 

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KPOP NOW – Cho Joo-bin sheds tears in court at the possibility of life imprisonment

ArticleWhen faced with possibility of life imprisonment…Cho Joo-bin sheds tears, “I will live faithfully from now on”

Source: Joongang Ilbo

Cho Joo-Bin (25), accused of producing and distributing molka shed tears in court stating that “he’ll live faithfully, in a path of self-reflection.”

The victim’s lawyer stressed that “Cho and his accomplices should be severely punished with a 2000 yr sentence so that they can’t do what they did again.”

In the final hearing held at the Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday for Cho and six others, the prosecution asked the court to sentence Cho to life in prison stating that they “his crimes were shocking and unprecedented in the nation’s history. He threatened and kidnapped victims and shared illegally taken photos and videos at his “Doctor” Telegram chatroom and ran a “sex exploitation center” that he organized and shared with a large number of members.”

Prosecutors also pointed out Cho’s attitude of committing countless sexual violence crimes without guilt including testifying himself that he “branded sexual exploits” and “was proud of being a scoundrel.” Prosecutors stated, “the victims are staying up all night trying to erase and report their own videos.”

Prosecutors also sought 10-15 year prison sentence for his other four accomplices for organizing and engaging in a criminal organization. 

As for 16yr old accomplice “Pacific“, prosecutors sought a 5-10 yr sentence, the highest ever for a juvenile offender adding, “even at a young age, he actively participated in operating Cho’s “Doctor” room. He was working to replace Cho’s role in the future.”

  1. [+810, -11] Punish him severely!
  2. [+752, -8] How is he expecting the court to forgive him when the victims have yet to forgive him for what he did? He should only be forgiven if the victims forgive too. Before you even think of empathizing with an assailant, look at the victim first!
  3. [+549, -4] He’s not shedding tears because he’s sorry for what he did for the victims, he’s just sorry his life is coming to an end like this. Make sure to grab him and put him in jail. 
  4. [+317, -6] He went around acting like he was some big shot and now he’s acting like he’s a good kid. I’m sure we would’ve gotten a real show if they brought up the death penalty instead.
  5. [+44, -2] Give him the death penalty instead!
  6. [+29, -0] How is writing an apology letter to get a reduced sentence self reflection. He’s going to go back to his old haunts. This is why we have so many repeat offenders in our country..
  7. [+25, -1] Crocodile tears

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KPOP NOW – “Nth Room” operator ‘God God’s accomplice unmasked publicly

Source: Dispatch

Nth Room‘ operator ‘God God‘s accomplice has been unmasked publicly. 

On the afternoon of the 23rd, Ahn Seung-jin was forwarded to the Daegu District Attorney’s Office after leaving the the detention center at Andong Police Station. He wore glasses unlike his ID photo and was spotted looking very frail. 

When asked about his motive for the sex crimes, he stated, “I think it’s because of my addiction to pornography.” As for the reason why he got in contact with ‘God God‘, he confessed, “I think I did it out of sexual curiosity.”

Ahn Seung Jin is currently facing charges for producing sexual exploitation videos after approaching over 10 underage children on SNS from March 2015 to March 2016 and using nude videos that he received prior to making threats against the victims. In addition, he’s accused of having sexual relations with an underage victim in April 2015. In March 2019, he reportedly attempted to sexually exploit three minors under the direction of ‘Nth Room’ operator ‘God God‘ (Moon Hyung Wook, 24). 

Ahn Seung-Jin reportedly distributed over 1,000 child sex exploitation material from March to June last year. At least 9,200 of the sex exploitation material was found in his possession. 

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KPOP NOW – ‘Nth Room’ founder ‘God God’ unmasked publicly

Source: Yonhap News

‘Nth Room‘ founder ‘God God‘ (Moon Hyung Wook, 24) face has been revealed to the public.

On the 18th, police forwarded ‘God God’ to the Daegu Prosecutor’s Office and revealed his face publicly in front of the Andong Police Station in Gyeongbuk. 

‘God God’ was arrested by police and indicted for nine charges including violations of the Youth Protection Act. He was accused of filming sexual exploitation videos of minors and distributing them in his ‘Nth Room‘ and ‘Baksa‘ chatrooms on Telegram in 2018. 

When asked by reporters why he committed the crime he stated, “I had the wrong idea about sex. I’m sorry to the victims and their families.” Regarding the number of victims he exploited he stated, “the police said about 50 people and 3 sexual assaults.”

When asked about his relationship with Cho Joo Bin, he stated, “I have nothing to do with him.”

In the meantime, police are expanding the scope of their investigations further to 2015 as they believe he committed more crimes at the time. A police official stated, “We will continue to investigate the suspected crimes and accomplices and will protect any additional victims.”

  1. [+5,052, -30] These thug ba$tards both look the same ㅡㅡ
  2. [+2,038, -41]ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I’ll believe in physiognomy from now onㅋㅋㄱ
  3. [+417, -19] Am I the only one that got goosebumps when I saw his face?
  4. [+307, -7] You can tell he’s never once met up with a girl. Who’d want to see that disgusting pig face 
  5. [+246, -7] Like that explains anything. Just admit you couldn’t meet a woman on your own
  6. [+215, -3] I could tell from the expressions used in the chatroom that most of the Nth Room users were all young. Amazing~😑
  7. [+119, -1] What’s scary is the fact that that’s a face you see on the streets everyday

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