Your hwadu of the day comes courtesy the Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea, which confirmed the decision of a lower court that dropping your draws in back of school girls getting their ID photos taken does not, in and of itself, constitute a violation of Korea’s child and youth protection laws.
The case involved a Mr. Choe, a photographer and operator of a photo studio who was indicted last year on charges of taking hundreds of photos of him exposing himself in the presence of schoolgirls.
Using the timer on his camera, he would sneak in back of the girls as they sat for the ID photos and drop his pants, exposing himself. He gave the ordinary ID photos to the girls and the offending photos on a separate computer.
If you don’t recall this case, I blogged about it last year.
The Supreme Court apparently agreed that Korea’s child porn laws define “lewd material using a child or minor” as material with a child or youth engaged as a subject in some sort of sexual activity, and that Choe’s photos did not qualify. In a not-guilty verdict, the lower court had ruled that all Choe did was secretly expose part of his body near a child or minor, not perform a sexual act.