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260,000

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29.03.2020
By Jason Lim

That's supposedly the number of men who paid "Baksa" meaning a Ph.D., up to $1,200 in cryptocurrency to receive a link that would take them to chat rooms hosted on Telegram or Wickr. According to the Hankyoreh Daily, which broke this story last November, the members were given access to videos that consisted of humiliating sex acts, self-torture, self-mutilation, rape, incest, forced eating of human excrement, and other acts that were deemed too brutal to describe.

The videos featured young women, many of them underaged, who were blackmailed by Baksa (and Got-got, etc. who were the orchestrators of similar schemes) into videotaping themselves as they did Baksa's outrageously abusive bidding. Some were physically kidnapped and raped by select, trusted members and videotaped. According to reports, it worked like a flashmob for rape, trapping a helpless girl somewhere public and giving a quick shoutout to volunteers who would rush to the location to take turns to rape her.

Two things really differentiate this crime.

One, the barbaric nature of the forced acts that the orchestrators forced the victims to engage in. This wasn't pornography. These weren't sexual acts. This was a series of dehumanizing humiliation that competed against one another for how extreme they could go. It was all........

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