Chatroom sex abuse ringleader jailed for 40yrs
Published: 01:52 PM, 26 November 2020
Convicted Cho Ju-bin
A South Korean court has sentenced the mastermind of one of the country’s biggest online sex abuse rings to 40 years in jail.
Cho Ju-bin was found guilty of running a group that blackmailed girls into sharing sexual videos that were then posted in pay-to-view chatrooms.
Citing a district court in Seoul on Thursday, CNN reported that the accused had distributed a wide range of sexually explicit content. Cho Ju-bin created these offensive contents by tempting and blackmailing many victims.
CNN also reported that people used to be members of the chatrooms of the Telegram app in exchange for money. At least 10,000 people used the chatrooms, with some paying up to $1,200 (Tk 101,390) for access. Some 74 people, including 16 underage girls, were exploited.
Meanwhile, Cho violated the law to protect children from sexual abuse. He used to earn money by selling these exploiting videos.
Online sexual harassment has caused quite a stir in South Korea. The name of the accused was not disclosed at the beginning. However, Cho’s name was revealed in the petition signed by 5 million people of the country.