Extra! Korea

July 23, 2009

Soliciting teenagers for sex will become punishable, even without sex

Filed under: crime, gender equality, prostitution, youth — extrakorea @ 11:36 pm

Next year, soliciting teenagers into sex-for-money exchanges (“wonjo kyoje” / 원조교제) will become a punishable offense, even if no sexual intercourse occurs.
I say, without any sarcasm, “Sparkling.”


  1. A good move, though don’t expect it to be consistently enforced. It will likely be used as a hammer to grab when going after a person or situation that’s particularly egregious.

    Comment by kushibo — July 24, 2009 @ 1:40 am

  2. […] Pandering for sex with teenagers will become crime next year in Korea. […]

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  3. As if that will have any considerable effect. Those who partake in that sort of transaction probably know the standard rates. They just won’t discuss the fees online.

    Comment by Teadrinker — July 27, 2009 @ 10:25 am

  4. As in other countries, police officers could pose as teenagers online in sting operations.

    Comment by extrakorea — July 27, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

  5. […] sexual relations with 13 year-olds are okay (see #3 here), Extra Korea! notes that from next year, solitciting teenagers for sex will be punishable, even if no sexual act takes place. Hey, at least it’s consistent with laws for […]

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  6. […] Police hope minors will use computer program to report pedophiles Filed under: crime, youth — extrakorea @ 7:01 am The Chosun Ilbo and JoongAng Daily bring us news of the latest gadget in the struggle to stamp out “wonjo kyoje” (원조교제), so-called “compensated dating” in which men pay schoolgirls for sex. We found out this past March that solicitation for such will become a punishable offense, even if no sex takes place. […]

    Pingback by Police hope minors will use computer program to report pedophiles « Extra! Korea — December 29, 2009 @ 7:02 am

  7. […] for a man who tried to buy sex from a 14-year-old online. It would be the first test case of this new law. From the article’s wording, this new software may have been used. If caught, he will be the […]

    Pingback by Police looking for man who solicited 14-year-old for sex « Extra! Korea — February 1, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

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