Thursday, July 12, 2012

Police investigating foreign instructor for hidden camera sex videos

NoCut News's July 2012 war on white men and foreign instructors

Part A: Foreign instructor lives a double life… Caught red-handed with dozens of ‘Hidden Camera Sex’ tapes
Part B: Yongsan police begin investigation of 'Foreign instructor who secretly filmed sex'
Part C: 'Foreign instructor who secretly filmed sex' 'expelled' from his university

"The Reality and Twisted Values of Some White Men" Series:
Part 1: 'Chris who appeared on Superstar K'... inquiring into what happened [Korean]
Part 2: Internet awash with 'ways to seduce Korean women'
Part 3: What is the reason elementary school native speaking instructors get their hands on drugs?
Part 4: 'Korean women are beautiful, have a drink with me" - the night streets of Itaewon (scroll down)
Part 5: 'Unqualified foreign instructors' can't help but abound.
Part 6: "Charged with a crime, but whatever"... If they look white, it's OK?
Part 7: A foreign English instructor: "Secretly recorded sex? That's really disgusting."
Part 8: After the 'hidden camera sex' report... victim hurt again through 'comment terror'
Part 9: The 'Hidden camera sex video' could spread... anxious police, idle university

Part B: Yongsan police begin investigation of 'Foreign instructor who secretly filmed sex'

So yesterday NoCut News posted a report titled "The double life of a foreign instructor... caught with dozens of 'secretly filmed sex' [videos]," and subtitled "Caught with dozens of 'secretly filmed sex' [videos] ... victimized women reluctant to report in fear of the video being spread." The report is summarized at the Marmot's Hole and translated at Koreabang, so go have a look at it there. Basically, B, the Korean friend of an A, an American doing graduate studies at a Korean university (who also teaches English to elementary school and university students there), was using his computer and discovered around twenty videos of him having sex with various Korean (gasp!) women, something which clashed with his 'upright image.' She used his social media to contact one woman in the videos who said she had no idea, but the woman was reluctant to report him for fear of him spreading the video in revenge. The police, apparently, said they couldn't do anything since B was not in any of the videos, so she contacted NoCut News. That NoCut News would be willing to report on this, and to focus on him being a 'foreign [English] instructor' rather than a grad student, is truly shocking. Why they didn't title the report 'Woman rifles through borrowed computer and watches 20 homemade porn films,' I'm not sure.

At any rate, with this media attention, (the Donga Ilbo also summarized the NoCut News article), the police are apparently now acting, or so reports a follow-up NoCut News article published this morning:

Yongsan police begin investigation of 'Foreign instructor who secretly filmed sex'
Women's groups demand stern action against 'hidden camera' perp

On the 11th, CBS reported on an American English instructor working at a the language hagwon of a well-known private university who had a private collection of videos he'd secretly taken of sex with Korean women.

In regard to this, police immediately launched an investigation.

A is a 30 year old American who works as an English instructor at a well known private university language hagwon.

Amid the shock that A, who was popular due to his good looks and good manners, had secretly videoed sex with Korean women and was keeping a collection of the videos, police swiftly investigated.

Immediately after CBS NoCut News report, Seoul Yongsan police station assigned detectives to the incident, and is focusing on identifying the victimized women who appeared in the video.

Police said in the case of a hidden camera, they can investigate without a complaint, and are showing their will to actively investigate.

A police official revealed that, "According to the Special Law on Sexual Violence, cases of using recording devices such as cameras to make without consent a video which causes sexual humiliation are recognized as crime, so punishment is possible."

Women's groups are also demanding from police an active investigation and strong punishment.

Korean Womenlink stressed that "Secretly filming someone is clearly illegal behavior, but the level of punishment is low." "Because it's easy to destroy video evidence, a speedy investigation by the police is needed."

The Sexual Violence Relief Center ordered that there be decisive action on the parts of the police investigation and the school.

Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center activist Choi Jina said, "After confirming the facts, the school should take measures to dismiss and charge the offender."

Women's groups noted that because the perpetrator is a foreign male, the victimized women are reluctant to report it due to the criticism that would be focused on them.

Activist Choi Jina said, "In particular, when sex offenses by white men occur, criticism tends to be aimed at the victimized women." "Though the man caused harm, because he is a foreigner, responsibility for what happened is passed from the man to the women, which clouds the essence of the problem."

She insisted that, because the problem would become even bigger if the the videos are spread, investigative authorities should create an investigation environment in which victims can feel comfortable contacting the police.

As well, she counseled that there is a need for the victims to actively cooperate with the investigation so that there are not more victims in the future.
You can always count on the tabloid media to get the police moving. Also good to hear that Korean women face a special kind of victimization at the hands of white men.

Other cases of this sort include a teacher busted in July 2010 for taking upskirt photos at Gangnam Station, as well as Quincy Black, an English Village teacher in Daejeon who caused a stir after posting videos of himself having sex with Korean women on the internet, and which prompted - who else? - NoCut News to call for verification of teachers' moral standards due to endlessly occurring deviant and criminal behavior.

There are a few other articles asking to be translated that I haven't gotten around to yet. I'll try to get them up before too long.


William Gombocz said...

Seems to me the Korean authorities don't bother pursuing crimes of this nature against women. From all the Peeping Tom activities being done with hidden cameras, to sex tapes being made undercover, the Korean female seems to get the short end of the whole deal.

Joshua Lorenzo Newett said...

What about Korean men beating their wives in the street and no one saying a thing about it or married men openly cheating at room salons and brothels? Two good articles on Korea and

jeff said...

Thru the grape vine this girl was a student ,but not "his" student just a fellow class mate, which he was dinging, He is in the shower and in typical jealous korean girlfriend style she is going thru his phone and computer, she finds that he was dinging her friend a half a year ago and they filmed it. The present girlfriend goes into a rage and questions her friend who innocently denies any knowing of this. The friend calls him and begs him to go along with the fib to help salvage the friendship of the 2 girls. and trying to be a good guy lies to the girlfriend...and as typical psycho angry Korean Girlfriends go ,She does everything she can to destroy his life...I met him a few times and he he really was a solid friendly guy. ...Such is life.
Funny how the news doesn't get involved in the private lives of Koreans. I hope he sues the girlfriend for lible true or not she did irrefutable damage to his good name. Seen this happen before.