Daegu Dalseo Police Station confirmed yesterday that Yoon, a 54 year old local gang member, had been going from victim to victim, mooching from them and beating them up, police said.

Daegu Police said that Yoon, was arrested yesterday for constantly beating a mentally-disabled man. Authorities said that Yoon told his victim to “get stronger” while committing the abuse.

He was also charged two years ago and released this April for sexually assaulting a mentally-disabled woman in September 2012.

Korea Times, 29 October 2014

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The Office of Jasmine Lee  –  the first non-ethnic Korean and naturalized citizen to become a congresswoman in the Republic of Korea – reported that 10.7 percent of female workers from foreign countries were sexually abused in the Republic of Korea in 2013.

35.5% of the victims were raped.

Almost 90% of the victims said Korean employers or Korean managers abused them.

Claire Lee, Korea Herald, 24 October 2014

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A poll by marriage agencies Bien-Aller and Only-U asked 534 single Korean men and women what they feared when it came to potential life partners.

34.5% of Korean men are concerned that potential mates may have been involved in the sex trade, the survey found.

Korea Times 17 October 2014

According to the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality more than 500 000 women worked in the Korean sex industry in 2007. As there are 10 million Korean females between the ages of 13 and 43 in South Korea, that is 1 in 20 Korean women were working in the Korean sex industry in 2007. After the Global Financial Crisis in late 2007 that figure of 500 000 is likely to be much higher.

Korean Government Report on Sex Industry and Prostitution in 2007

According to the Hankyoreh newspaper, there were 120 000 middle school and high school girls living on the streets of Korea in 2012, with 60 000 of them surviving through prostitution. With the slowdown in the Korean economy – as Chinese smartphone manufacturers surpassed Samsung’s sales in China – the number of vulnerable teenage Korean girls is likely to be much higher.

As there are 1.8 million Korean girls between the ages of 13 and 18, about 3.5% of Korean female teenagers resort to prostitution to survive. i.e. One in every classroom.

These prostitution figures do not take into account Korean women who resort to occasional prostitution. e.g. Skipping a semester to work in a room salon to pay credit card debt, skipping a year for a working girl’s holiday in Australia to pay for accumulated college tuition debt and call out services to motels to pay for credit card debts of indigent boyfriends.

The Korean Feminist Association claims that 20% of Korean women either are, or have been, prostitutes.

Thus, between 5% and 20% of the time those 34.5% of Korean males in the survey suspicious of their potential spouses would be correct.

Um Ji-won, Park A-reum and Heo Seung, The Hankyroreh 19 September 2012

The Korean prostitution industry is valued at USD 13 billion per annum and employs 500 000 Korean prostitutes. This means that the 28 000 US service men and women protecting South Korea and the 10 000 English teachers in South Korea have been busy spending an average of USD 35 000 each on Korean prostitutes per year. That’s USD 95 a day for each US soldier, airman, sailor and non-Korean English teacher. i.e 2 Korean prostitutes are bought every 24 hours by every US soldier, airman, sailor and non-Korean English teacher in South Korea.

The US State Department estimates that there were only 200,000 to 300,000 prostitutes working in Thailand in 2008.

US State Department 2008 Human Rights Report: Thailand

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The Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) has been selected to lead the second phase of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM). The five-year, $75 million federally funded project focuses on applying regenerative medicine to battlefield injuries.

The AFIRM-II team will focus on developing clinical therapies over the next five years focusing on:

● Restoring function to severely traumatized limbs

● Reconstruction for facial and skull injuries through tissue regeneration

● Skin regeneration for burn injuries

● New treatments to prevent rejection of “composite” transplants such as face and hands

● Reconstruction of the genital and urinary organs and lower abdomen including the bladder, anal sphincter and external genitalia.

Professor James Yoo, is working on bioengineering and replacing parts of the penis to help treat erectile dysfunction. His focus is on the spongy erectile tissue that fills with blood during an erection, causing the penis to lengthen and stiffen.

Institute for Regenerative Medicine to Lead National Effort to Aid Wounded Warriors

Perhaps growing up in a country with a large American military presence has stimulated his desire for research in this area.

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