The Korean National Police Agency’s Cyber Bureau, and the United States’ Department of Justice announced the results of their joint investigation on Welcome To Video(W2V), a site on the dark web that distributed child sexual abuse content. The operator, a 23 year old Korean national, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The vast majority of the 223 other Koreans that have been indicted seem to have gotten off with just a fine or probation. Open Net denounced the Courts’ continued leniency towards those who have been indicted for sexual crimes against children and published a statement calling for the strict enforcement of the law in line with international human rights standards. In addition, Open Net argued that there is strong need to distinguish clearly between child sexual abuse content and virtual child pornography, as is the case in the United Kingdom and the United States of America so that more effective aid would go to children in need in the former case[…]
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