Korean media publish name of Suwon killer
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Korean media publish name of Suwon killer

Traditionally in Korea, the names of accused criminals are not published and their identities protected. This has been changing in recent years, especially as in 2009 Korean internet users began took it on themselves to figure out the identity of a serial killer. The media wound up publishing his name only after it had become widespread knowledge, and since then there have been a handful of other examples.

The rape-murder of a woman in Suwon has now produced another example, probably the swiftest so far. The Dong-A Ilbo reports that the killer is 42-year old Oh Won-chun, even including the hanja of his name. He has confessed that he killed the victim when she rebuffed his attempts to pay her for sex.