17 caught for se­cretly film­ing women on beaches

The Korea Times - - NATIONAL - By Kim Rahn rah­[email protected]­re­atimes.co.kr

Seven­teen peo­ple were caught se­cretly pho­tograph­ing or film­ing women at hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions or in Seoul’s metro sys­tem dur­ing the two-month va­ca­tion season, the Min­istry of Gender Equal­ity and Fam­ily said, Mon­day.

To­gether with po­lice, the min­istry con­ducted an in­ten­sive crack­down on spy­cams and other il­le­gal film­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at three beaches and at sub­way sta­tions in Seoul from July to August.

On the beaches, 12 were caught taking pho­tos or film­ing women in swim­suits on the beaches or near bath­houses. They told po­lice that they in­tended to look at the pho­tos and watch the video clips alone at home.

Five of them were booked as the pho­tos were con­sid­ered too ex­plicit, while the re­main­ing seven were given ver­bal warn­ings.

The five peo­ple caught at sub­way sta­tions al­legedly took pho­tos or filmed women, who were wear­ing shorts or short skirts, while they were walk­ing up stairs or sit­ting on the op­po­site seat on the sub­way. The po­lice booked and are investigat­ing them.

“A cou­ple of those caught were for­eign na­tion­als. We will co­op­er­ate with rel­e­vant or­ga­ni­za­tions to let for­eign­ers here know il­le­gal film­ing can con­sti­tute a sex of­fence and the vi­o­la­tors could be sub­ject to jail sen­tences,” the min­istry said in a state­ment.

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