Man charged with raping 12-year-old girl
By Han Yoon-ji
A middle-aged office worker is charged with raping a 12-year-old girl after luring her through a sadomasochism website ‘Discipline Café.’
Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency arrested Lee, 40, on June 25 for offences against the middle school girl.
Lee uploaded his Kaokao Talk ID onto Discipline Café, which was held on Naver Portal, and promoted the use of corporal punishment for pleasure. Naver has taken down Discipline Café.
It was not long before middle school student Kim, 12, contacted Lee.
“You look pretty and very nice,” texted Lee as he lured and drew closer to Kim.
The charges against Lee cover acts that took place over three days. After driving Kim to an abandoned area, Lee hit her backside and legs with the cane he had prepared, and forced her to say, “Thank you, master” each time she was struck. Lee filmed the entire ordeal including the rape that took place shortly after.
The police discovered that Lee had previously “disciplined” three other girls.
There have also been other similar cases, including the “Pornographic Café,” Naver Portal-run website. These involved 9-year-old elementary students, which sent a shockwave through the community.
“Everyone knows that these acts are wrong,” remarks a member of a parent-teacher association. “So shouldn’t the web companies take down these disturbing web sites? I think that they should monitor them more closely.”
Many websites similar to Discipline Café remain on the internet.