South Korean Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Sexual Metaverse Crimes

South Korean Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Sexual Metaverse Crimes

A South Korean man has been sentenced to four years in prison for violating the ‘Act on the Protection of Children and Youth’. The man was found producing and storing sexually exploitative content involving minors he lured on the metaverse.

According to local media reports, the 30-year old lied about his age and met underage victims on a South Korean metaverse platform. He used his avatar and gifts to draw in the victims.

He then lured the victims to film and send images and videos of their bodies from last December to March this year. 

Along with the jail sentence the offender has been ordered by the court to attend 80 hours of treatment programs for sex criminals. He is also banned from working in any entity related to teens or the disabled for seven years.

The content was not distributed or made for profit, according to the sentencing.

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