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South Korean man behind Telegram sex crime ring paraded in public in rare move amid outcry. Over 260,000 people were discovered to participate in a app that shared rape videos of woman and children.

South Korean man behind Telegram sex crime ring paraded in public in rare move amid outcry. Over 260,000 people were discovered to participate in a app that shared rape videos of woman and children.

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  1. “Cho Ju-bin, 24, was arrested last week for sexually abusing 74 women, including 16 who are underage, in order to run a series of sex chat rooms on the instant messaging app. It earned him hundreds of millions of won in cryptocurrency from a subscriber list of up to 260,000 people.”

    And then humans show what they’re capable of.

  2. Wonder if that thing was put on him to force him to keep his head up so that he couldn’t hide his face.

  3. Currently in South Korea, numerous women are suffering from sexual exploitation and violence due to a series of atrocious digital sex crimes called the “Nth Room” (N번방). The number of perpetrators has exceeded 260,000 and Telegram has been used as the medium of this crime. This is what happened so far.

    At first, a criminal using the nickname “박사” (Baksa; means Doctor in Korean) and “갓갓” (Godgod) sent Twitter messages to the victims saying, “Your private pictures might be exposed on the internet, so please check this website to see if it is really you”. The website was actually a decoy – once the victims clicked the website, a fake Twitter popped up. Victims thinking that it was the real Twitter typed their username and password, which were immediately shared with the criminals. The shared username and password enabled the criminals to illegally gather more personal information like telephone number, home addresses, and family.

    With the personal information held in the criminal’s hands, the criminals threatened the victims that unless they act as “slaves” for a week, their personal information would be exposed to the world. Victims complied with this demand, fearing the exposure of their personal information. The criminals then ordered the victims to send nude photographs of themselves. The victims did so in hopes that this dreadful situation will stop in a week. However, the criminals didn’t stop even after a week passed. The criminals threatened the victims even more that they will spread their nude photographs to their family and friends if they don’t perform and record the inhumanely violent activities they demand. The activities included the following: writing “slave” with a knife on the skin, putting in a pair of scissors or insects inside the vagina, giving a blow job to the victim’s brother, masturbating in a public men’s toilet, cutting out the nipples, and even getting raped by assigned people. The footages of the victims performing such activities are shared at Telegram group chatrooms, otherwise called the “Nth Room”.
    When the footages were collected, the founders of Nth Room sold the tickets that allow people to enter the Telegram chatrooms where footages of sexual exploitation and violence are shared. The rooms were named 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on, according to the price of the tickets and the content shared inside. The cost of the tickets varied, and some were as expensive as 1,500 dollars. More than eighty thousand people have joined the chatrooms. Footages of women getting sexually exploited were bought and sold like mere products in the “Nth Room”.

    Twitter was not the only way women become victims. Some men deliberately shared the personal information of their girlfriends to the criminals to turn them into “slaves” at the “Nth Room”. Some criminals took women’s personal information by lying that it is a mandatory process in a job interview and turned them into “slaves” as well. The age of the victims is diverse; eleven is the youngest victim identified so far. Most of the victims are in their late teens to early twenties. According to a member in the “Nth Room” chatroom, two women become new “slaves” every day.

    The atrocity of the criminals didn’t stop here. When a middle schooler girl found out that her younger sister who goes to elementary school was suffering from sexual exploitation at the “Nth Room”, she begged to the criminals to stop harming her sister. The criminals afterward raped the middle schooler girl inside a car and spread the rape footage. There was also a case where the criminals threatened a girl to make her mother also become a “slave” in the “Nth Room”. Furthermore, the criminals even forced a victim to have sex with her own brother.
    Recently on February 17, a Korean broadcasting company called SBS examined on the “Nth Room” and aired their findings through an investigative journalism program called “Curious Stories Y” (궁금한 이야기 Y). A criminal threatened the broadcasting company that if they don’t stop airing the program, they are going to force a woman who is a “slave” at the “Nth Room” to commit suicide.

    These perpetrators took the advantage of Telegram and used it to sexually abuse the victims and those victims are mainly teenagers and children. South Korean authorities are trying their best to find these perpetrators and punish them but it is extremely difficult to find all of them including the person who first started it. Without Telegram’s cooperation, it will take enormous time and effort to find them or maybe it might be impossible to find them too.
    Right now 14 perpetrators are arrested but there still are more out there at this moment, as the estimated number of participants is around 260,000 which is bigger number than a number of people infected by coronavirus, still doing the same thing as usual and sharing ways of how to get away from getting arrested.

  4. You know, marching him in the street might be extreme but honestly I think it’s fair. If we could march all the people who watched those videos of those poor victims and expose who they are to their families and friends I think it would be well deserved.

  5. Just in case you didn’t read the article, Cho Ju-bin is his name and it should be plastered everywhere. Apparently a petition was needed and signed by millions to expose his wretched name. I wish every piece of trash who participated in this got the same treatment, but hopefully karma won’t be done with any of them anytime soon.

  6. I’ve heard Korea has a horrible track record when it comes to punishing sexual crimes. Maybe this is the beginning of something big.

  7. I don’t know how much more disappointment I can take from this species. I have lost all faith in humanity, and I don’t say that lightly.

    My heart hurts for these victims. I’m not angry, I’m devastated. How could a human do this to other living beings?

    I genuinely do not understand how a person could commit such atrocities.

  8. Just reading about the things they forced their victims to do really brings tears to my eyes. If there is 1 thing that i sure as hell cannot and will never understand, accept is the minds of these psychopaths that do these things. What has to go on in a humans head to force weaker people to self-mutilate or to mutilate others. Now these people may not kill others but for me they are even worse than some killers since at least the some killers don’t kill to mutilate and cause everlasting pain but kill rather quick and painless.

    These men (i don’t know if women are involved aswell) do not fit in society and do not deserve the relief of capital punishment. They should rot in a small dark cell forever – without social interaction.

    If they wanna act like some medieval times they better serve the time like back then

  9. > Over 260,000 people

    Title is misleading.

    It wasn’t 260,000 people who participated, that figure is the total number of users from every Telegram chatroom that Cho Joo Bin made. Duplicacy is not taken into account here. It’s more likely than not that the people involved in these cases were in multiple chatrooms. And Cho kept on making new chatrooms in order to avoid possible investigation, so the number of users from previous rooms were added in as well.

    Edit: and Cho Joo Bin is actually not the mastermind, he just operated the baksa rooms. A user called 갓갓(god god) is believed to be the mastermind behind this, and he has yet to be caught.

  10. Wtf, having sexual fantasies play out on pornhub and stuff is fine, whatever your into is up to you, that’s why there are so many videos, but those are actors people. This is reality, real people getting hurt and tortured, people are either too dumb to realize that or too sick to care

  11. Everyone should read this case! It is disgusting! He is a fucking fucking piece of shit!

    Edit: also this dude used to write some really really decent answers to sexual related questions. If you are only reading those stuff he wrote, you would think he is a real gentleman.

  12. 260,000 people?! That’s depressing.

  13. 260 *thousand*? What the ever-loving fuck is wrong with people?

  14. Death penalty. They’re obviously psychos who will do it again if given the chance. No need to waste space and tax money for jail.

  15. They should be parading his severed head, the sick fuck deserves to die a painful and public death to deter the rest of em

  16. They used to parade criminals in the street as a humiliation but also as a reminder to those that might partake in crimes. No school like old school.

  17. Send him to jail. They will know how to take care of this low life.

  18. Disgusting. Just watch porn. Wtf is wrong with people ffs

  19. Whip out the tar and feathers!!!

  20. Women wouldn’t have to be trafficked and blackmailed to do porn or prostitution if it were really what women who are not already traumatized wanted to do.
    It’s not empowering to women. It’s further traumatizing those already carrying trauma.

    Down votes coming I know.

  21. 260,000 is a vast overestimate. It’s actually Under 260,000.

    They had numerous Telegram chat rooms and if you add everyone in each room without any regard to duplicates it ends up being 260,000. Which is a bad assumption.

  22. Yikes, I always wondered how people thought public hanging were okay just a few hundred years ago. Reading these reddit comments makes it understandable

  23. >In what is described as “virtual slavery”, he allegedly lured and blackmailed the women into sending obscenely brutal images and videos of themselves, then posted them in chat rooms that charged participants as much as 1.5 million won (S$1,760) for viewing.

    From the reactions in this thread and initial read of the article I assumed that he was the one physically doing these things to the women, but now this part confuses me.

    So he blackmailed, manipulated and lured women into sending him videos of this abuse happening and then he posted them to the chatrooms?

    Women were sending him videos of themselves being raped and tortured because he blackmailed them? Or is the blackmail what makes the actions these women took upon themselves rape?

    Not excusing this guy in the slightest just confused about the whole scheme.

  24. that guy might not even survive in prison until the trial comes up

  25. Possessing child pornography is only 1 year jail time or a fine? WTF?

  26. If only he had Epsteins money,connections and Kompromat,he could now be kickin’ back in some sweet villa like Epstein is.The filthy scum.

  27. In 50 years:

    “our country of 50 million found a ring with 49 million users. These disgusting perverts needs to be locked up and punsihed.” At what point are they going to realize that maybe people just like this stuff? However it doesn’t necessarily mean that you want people to get hurt, in the same way that watching a doomsday movie doesn’t mean you want to world’s nuclear arsenal to go off, or watching a murder flick doesn’t mean you want to kill someone. They just want to get their rocks off to a fantasy. I understand that production of rape videos is illegal. I understand why paying for them is illegal. I do not understand why viewing them is.

  28. God, just looking at him after learning what he did, I just want to punch his stupid face!

  29. It’s insane how terrible the internet has been for rape and child abuse videos. The entire world is wholly unprepared and ill equipped for the global scale of these videos, and I sincerely don’t see any way to put the genie back in the bottle. It used to be if one wanted to see child abuse videos or images, you had to know someone in person. Usually communities would spread videos or pictures taken locally, and while it was still a thing people got away with, it’s nothing at all compared to what came once the internet was a normal part of life.

    Older users will remember p2p platforms like KaZaA and Limewire which allowed users to share images and videos between each other. And of course chatrooms and IRC, things like that. But back then for most people the internet was slow and still growing as a household thing. Then speeds increased, and came the rise of 1st gen (2nd gen?) social media with myspace, then facebook, etc. Speeds increase, social media platforms continued to proliferate, and we eventually all had pretty much access to fast internet on smart phones. And today it’s just unthinkable how much of this stuff is out there due to the diversity of platforms that let people socialize anonymously, a high value on privacy and encryption, VPNs, Tor, dedicated file sharing networks, it’s crazy. There’s no way you can police every single social media platform or even a tiny fraction of it. It’s out in the open on every major porn site as well. Porn used to be either professionally shot, or shitty amateur porn made by adults for the most part who had access to actual cameras and things like that before smart phones. But now any kid with a phone can stream themselves live and there’s pedo groups on every single place, every national social media preferred platform, every where. It’s like a virus that can’t be stopped and it’s like how do you even stop this shit? It’s absolutely impossible, it’s out of control, and I don’t see any plausible way of making a dent in this stuff. I will say Facebook is one of the very very few sites that actually does a good job of policing itself and reporting and tracking child abuse. Everyone else just pretty much self moderates, maybe reports a few people here and there but for the vast, majority , it goes unreported to authorities. At first it seems incredible that a quarter of a million people stream this but then you think about it and it’s like yeah, I can totally see that.

  30. Is it related to the SK entertainment scandal with Seungri?

  31. Looks like the males are at it again

  32. America really is such a backward and hateful country….

    Oh wait lol.

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