Police Investigate Reporters’ Chatroom Sharing Illicit Sexual Videos Related To Burning Sun
On May 3, it was reported that Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s cyber crime team has launched an internal investigation into a KakaoTalk open chatroom in which illegal hidden camera footage tied to the Burning Sun case was allegedly shared among producing directors and reporters.
The chatroom, which is described as having about 200 members, reportedly circulated not just hidden camera videos but also pornographic material and the personal information of sexual assault victims, as well as reviews of prostitution services. There are also said to be three further chatrooms that were made afterwards in which the material has been shared.
Currently, a post on the Blue House’s citizen petition board demanding an investigation into this chatroom has about 30,000 supporters.
A police source stated, “We are looking into the basic facts, as there are still no specifics on the case. We will be verifying the conversations and materials that took place in these chatrooms after considering our method of investigation.”