Public toilets in South Korea to be checked daily for hidden cameras fitted by porn fiends
By Jon Lockett2nd September 2018, 4:57 pmUpdated: 2nd September 2018, 5:01 pm
TOILETS in South Korea's capital city are now to be checked every day for hidden cameras left by sexual deviants.
Secret cameras in public loos and changing rooms have become a huge problem in Seoul - with more than 6,000 cases of "spy cam porn" reported last year alone.
The invasive videos are often uploaded onto the internet without the knowledge of the victims, the BBC reports.
Earlier this year, tens of thousands of South Korean women took to the street to highlight the problem carrying signs with messages like "my life is not your porn".
They now live in constant fear of being photographed or filmed without their knowledge. One in eight of the victims of spy camera porn are women.
Fear of being watched while attending the call of nature has resulted in thousands of women across the country wearing masks while using public loos.
The creepy porn genre, known as "molka" has grown increasingly popular with the tech-savvy population of South Korea over the past few years.
The miniscule devices are barely visible to the unsuspecting victim, and leave them vulnerable even in the most public of spaces.
Cameras inserted inside shoes are used to look up womenâs skirts on the subway and others hidden in door handles mean changing rooms and public swimming pools are no longer safe from prying eyes.
Seoul's toilets are currently only inspected for hidden cameras about once a month. However, staff will now have to check public toilets for spy cameras daily.
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Law enforcement officials previously claimed it is difficult to catch perpetrators because they install the cameras and then take them down again within 15 minutes.
While more than 5,400 people were arrested for spy camera related crimes last year, fewer than two per cent were actually jailed.
Yonhap says that the 50 government employees tasked specifically with finding hidden cameras have not discovered any for two years.Source: Google News South Korea | Netizen 24 South Korea