The operator of an online chat room in South Korea has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit videos and selling them to others.
- Cho was convicted for violating child protection laws and organising a criminal ring
- The court said he lured victims into making sexually abusive content
- South Korea has come under increasing pressure to investigate and prosecute digital sex crimes
Cho Ju-bin, 24, was found guilty of running an online network that blackmailed at least 74 women, including 16 teenagers, into what authorities called “virtual enslavement”.
Cho forced the victims to send increasingly degrading and sometimes violent sexual imagery of themselves between May…