Extra! Korea

December 3, 2009

(Updated) Child abusers face up to 50 years in jail; man receives 20 for raping an 8-year-old

Filed under: crime — extrakorea @ 5:11 am

The Korea Herald and Korea Times brings us the news that those who sexually abuse children face strict new punishments, including up to fifty years in prison.

The government and the ruling party are planning a bill that could put convicted sexual offenders targeting children behind bars for up to 50 years, force them to wear electronic monitors round-the-clock for 30 years after being released and, if necessary, undergo chemical castration.

Maybe this time they’re serious, because a man has been sentenced to twenty years in jail for raping an 8-year-old girl in a church bathroom.

Personally, I’ll take a wait-and-see attitude, given that, less than three weeks ago, a man was sentenced to a paltry, outrageous 8 months for raping a 7-year-old boy for 20 minutes.


1 Comment »

  1. Let’s see which country is more serious about convicting sex criminals. America with this Korean National who was arrested on 96 counts of Molestation. http://youseok.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/korean-community-leader-arrested-in-orlando-for-96-counts-of-molestation/ If he gets less than 20 years I will be screaming bloody murder about American’s lax justice system, too.

    Comment by youseok — December 5, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

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