American instructor prosecuted for secretly taking photos of 300 women with his iPodFunny how the "unspecified number of women" in the body of the article contradicts the headline. This also was reported by News Y, Chosun Ilbo, tbs, Kyunghyang Sinmun, MBN, Money Today, YTN, Asia Gyeongje, SBS, News 1, and the Segye Ilbo.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office revealed on June 25 that it had booked without detention a 45 year-old American, K, for secretly taking photos of women's body parts in public places (contravening the special law punishing sexual assault crimes)
According to prosecutors, K, who works as an instructor at a well-known hagwon in Seoul, is suspected of using his iPod, a portable MP3 device with a built-in camera, to take 306 videos of parts of the lower body of an unspecified number of women in public places such as subways.
The investigation found that K mainly took photos of the thighs and buttocks of women wearing short skirts and hot pants as they climbed stairs or stood in sloping places.
In other news, just over a week ago a 26 year-old teaching assistant working at a university in Seoul was sentenced to 5 years in prison for having sex several times with a 12 year old elementary school girl he'd met via smartphone chatting earlier this year. For some odd reason only Newsis and two regional news outlets, the Jungbu Ilbo and Gyeonggi Sinmun, found this newsworthy.