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1 in 8 Korean pimps convicted of pimping out teenagers are also teenagers

March 23rd, 2012 . by Errol

The percentage of pimps not convicted or charged is unknown.

The Korean Institute of Criminology of 10,000 analysed convicted cases for sexual assault of minors under the age of 19 including rape, molestation and prostitution between 2000 and 2010.

Over the past 11 years, the average age of minors who were victims of sex crimes was 12.8 years old, according to the ministry. The average age of rape victims that were minors was 15.3 years old in 2000, which dropped to 14.6 by 2010. Likewise, the average age of minors that were coerced or forced into prostitution dropped from 17.2 years old in 2000 to 15.8 years by 2010.

Park Yu-mi, The Joongang Ilbo, March 21, 2012

“More than 60 percent of Korean subway sex offenders who were caught red-handed denied the charges.”

March 16th, 2012 . by Errol

Most sexual offenses on the Seoul subway subway occurred on Line No. 2, the Seoul Metropolitan Police said Sunday. 345 sex offenders have been apprehended on subway trains since January, approximately 4.6 offences per day, or 1680 sex crimes per annum. Though this is an underestimate of the actual sex crime rate on the Seoul subway system as, “many victims reluctantly ignore the groping as they are in a hurry to get to work,” and have no faith that the Koren justice system will mete out appropriate punishment. How many sex criminals remain unapprehended and free to carry on their crimes on the subway system of Korea is one of the great unknowns of Korea.

The summer time sex offence rate on the Seoul subway system is also likely to be higher as; “Many women commute to the Gangnam region and they wear relatively low-cut dresses and short skirts,” claimed Lee Sang-man, a senior officer at the Seoul subway police station.

The Chosun Ilbo, March 17, 2012

Red handed? Those Canuckistani sub-editors must be laughing all the way on the plane back to BC.

Korea becoming destination for medical tourism

March 11th, 2012 . by Errol

“We hope medical tourism will help create a new Korean wave,” said Jung Ho-won, director of the ministry’s Health Industry Policy Division.

The ministry estimated that the total number of foreign patients who visited Korea for medical treatment surpassed 110,000 last year, up from 81,789 in 2010.

The Korea Times, March 11, 2012

Expect Wave of Transgender Bars

March 11th, 2012 . by Errol

Actress Choi Han-bit plays a transgender bartender in Itaewon in the soap opera: “Saving Mrs. Go Bong-sil”.

Choi Han-bit also appeared in the KBS TV drama “The Princess’ Man” last year.

Choi stated, “I’m learning a lot from the veteran actors that I’m working with.”

The Chosun Ilbo, March 10, 2012

The Power of the Korean Wave

March 5th, 2012 . by Errol

More powerful than Michael Stipe.

An Egyptian Islamist MP has resigned from the radical Al-Nour party and from parliament after claiming he had been attacked by gunmen to cover up for plastic surgery to his nose, the party says.

Plastic surgery is considered forbidden by ultra-conservative Salafists.

Trying to keep up with the wave.