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Punishment of online sex crimes

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Court ruling sends warning to similar perpetrators

A Seoul court delivered a heavy punishment against a person involved in one of the nation's largest online sex abuse rings. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced mastermind Cho Ju-bin to 40 years in prison and fined 100 million won ($90,000), after he was found guilty of violating laws to protect minors from sexual offenses and of running a trafficking ring centered around "Baksabang," an online chat room on Telegram. He was also found guilty of producing and selling videos with explicit and exploitative content.

For 10 years after his release from prison Cho will also be listed on the sex offender registry and will be banned from working at child-related facilities for the same period. He also must wear........

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