NoCut News reports that a 30-year-old American teacher at a hagwon attached to a well-known private university in Seoul secretly recorded dozens of films of him having sex with Korean women.
This fiend—well, alleged fiend, identified as Mr. A—teaches English to elementary school and university students while attending the graduate school of said university. During the vacations such as now, he teaches conversational English to students and ordinary folk.
The world learned of the deviancy of this English teacher, who has been in Korea for four years, quite accidentally. The truth was almost buried forever. Or so said NoCutNews.
A female uni student by the name of B, who was friendly with A after meeting him at some gathering, was shocked when, while using A’s notebook computer recently, she found strange videos saved. These videos showed A having sex with women, and judging from the angle and the girls’ faces, it appeared the women didn’t know they were being filmed.
Using A’s social media services, B found one of the women in the videos and let her know about it. Shocked, she said she knew nothing about it.
The girl in the video immediately called A and demanded the video be erased, but she did not call the cops for fear that a) A might release the video out of spite, and b) that a bigger mess might be caused by going to the police.
Ms. B, who found the video, could not keep quiet as she felt betrayed by A.
Mr. A, whom she met at an association of like-minded persons, was popular with the group members thanks to his personality and interpersonal skills and had a good reputation. This is because on the outside he seemed a solid man, teaching students English as he attended graduate school.
B said she was shocked by the videos, as she could not believe A would do such a thing with his upright image.
B said she found about 20 videos on his computer; several women appeared in them. She said it seems most of the women in the videos still don’t know such recordings exist.
B said when she asked A about this, he said the women all know about the recordings. When she continued to press the issue, however, he admitted he recorded them secretly.
B thought there must be many victims, but it would be impossible to find and contact them all. Moreover, when she went to the cyber cops, they told her that it would be difficult for her to make a complaint as she was not in any of the videos.
So B went to CBS NoCutNews out of fear that should the matter be swept under the rug, there would be more victims.
Under current law, recording another person’s body in a way that could cause sexual desire or shame against their will is a punishable offense. Secretly recording sex is also not an offense subject to complaint, so police could recognize his crime even without a complaint from one of the victims.
Yu I Hwa-yeong, the director of the sexual violence center of Korea Women’s Hotline, said even if a foreigner commits a crime, it’s hard to process the case due to poor communication, and if the assailant flees the country, it’s often difficult to punish him.
She also said because of society’s twisted view that a women became the victim of a crime because she dated a foreigner, victimized women hesitate to make complaints, and this also makes punishing foreign criminals difficult.
Meanwhile, A reportedly will return to the United States in early August when his classes finish.