Remember when everybody was talking about how the Na-yeong case meant judges would no longer hand out brief sentences to people who rape kids? Some judges never got the memo.
A man in his 20s hasbeen sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, making a videotape of the assault and then uploading it to the internet.
The 5th criminal division of the Busan District Court sentenced 25-year-old Mr. Yu to 30 months in prison for violating the law on the sexual protection of teenagers (청소년성보호).
In the opinion the judge wrote, “using as victim a 12-year-old, who is not yet able to form an understanding of sex, the defendant made a pornographic video and uploaded it to the internet with his real name attached, inflciting unspeakable mental suffering on the victim and brutally trampling on her future, and thus the court finds this to be a terrible crime.”
In October of 2008 Mr. Yu met 12-year-old A by internet chatting and lured her into his home, where he videotaped himself sexually assaulting her and then placed the video on a website.