South Korea court rejects US extradition over child abuse site

South Korea court rejects US extradition over child abuse site

A South Korean court has rejected a US extradition bid for the man behind one of the world’s largest child sexual abuse websites. Son Jong-woo served 18 months in South Korea for producing and distributing indecent images of children. The court rejected the request for extradition on the grounds that having Son in the country would be helpful in the fight against child exploitation.

Kathy
Kathy
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South Korea apparently wants to keep him as a resource to help combat child pornography. But that can only happen if he stays in Korea.

Tom A
Tom A 1 months

"Son’s 18-month sentence contrasted with several 15-year sentences handed out to other people convicted in the United States in the case...." South Korea refused the extradition request on the grounds that doing so might hamper its efforts in fighting child exploitation. But then how does it seek to fight child exploitation, if it gives such lenient prison terms to such vile people? I read the Reuters link and the article said that the dude's website specifically stated, “Do not upload adult porn”. 18 months for such sick people? South Korea should definitely be doing more.

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