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Co-founder of South Korea’s biggest pornography website is jailed for revenge porn videos 



Co-founder of South Korea's biggest pornography website is jailed for four years over tens of thousands of spy cam and revenge porn videos

  • A woman, 46, was jailed for for using revenge porn videos on her porn website
  • She co-founded one of South Korea's biggest pornography sites called Soranet
  • The site ran thousands of spy camera videos from toilets and changing rooms

By Kelsey Wilkie For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:37 EST, 9 January 2019 | Updated: 21:37 EST, 9 January 2019

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A woman who co-founded of one of South Korea's biggest pornography websites has been jailed for using videos filmed by hidden cameras.

The woman, 46, known as Song, was found guilty of aiding and abetting the distribution of obscene material for her role in running the Sora.net website.

She was sentenced to four years behind bars by the Seoul Central District Court this week.

A woman who co-founded of one of South Korea's biggest pornography websites has been jailed for using revenge porn videos filmed by hidden cameras (stock)

Song was one of four people behind the porn site Soranet, which ran thousands of illegal spy camera videos from toilets and changing rooms (stock)

Song was one of four people behind the porn site Sora.net  The site ran thousands of illegal spycam videos, filmed from toilets and changing rooms.

The site also featured images that had been posted by jilted ex-lovers.

Sora.net, which had more than a million users and featured thousands of videos, was shut down due to public outcry. 

Producing and disseminating pornography is illegal in South Korea. 

Song was fined 1.4 billion won (AUD$1.7million) and ordered to attend 80 hours of sexual violence prevention education.

The site, which had more than a million users and featured thousands of videos, was shut down due to public outcry
The site, which had more than a million users and featured thousands of videos, was shut down due to public outcry

The site, which had more than a million users and featured thousands of videos, was shut down due to public outcry

'Beyond the basic concept of pornography, the website severely violated and distorted the values and dignity of children and youths as well as all human beings,' the court said, according to the Korea Herald.

'It is difficult to measure how much harm the existence of the website caused our society visibly and invisibly.'

Song denied the allegations throughout the trial, claiming her husband and another couple were responsible for running the site.

Song denied the allegations throughout the trial, claiming her husband and another couple were responsible for running the site
Song denied the allegations throughout the trial, claiming her husband and another couple were responsible for running the site

Song denied the allegations throughout the trial, claiming her husband and another couple were responsible for running the site

The three other alleged website owners remain overseas. 

Song fled to New Zealand in 2015 after police began their investigation but her passport was eventually revoked and she was forced to return to South Korea. 

Hidden camera crimes have skyrocketed in South Korea in the past decade, with more than 6,500 incidents reported in 201, compared to 1,000 in 2010, BBC reported.

The crime had become 'part of life' President Moon Jae-in has said.

Thousands of females took to the streets in Seoul in July to protest the rise in hidden camera pornography.

They walked the streets with sings that read: 'My life is not your porn'. 

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