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Netflix A documentary about a real crime “Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror” tells about the cybercrime “Nth Room” and “Doctor’s Room” in South Korea. In 2020, journalists discovered an alarming circle of online chats that contained graphics, nude images and videos of minors, for which thousands of anonymous users paid and consumed. Despite being incredibly disturbing and frustrating, the perpetrators were eventually caught and prosecuted for their crimes.
One of the initiators responsible for the creation and production of illegal, explicit content behind the “Doctor’s Room” was Cho Jo Bean, who was called Bucks on the Internet, which means “Doctor”, during his criminal activities between 2019 and 2020. . That’s all we know about where Cho is now.
Who is Cho Jo Bean?
Cho was born in 1995, studied at Inha University in South Korea in 2014 and was an incredibly successful student, earning a GPA of 4.0 during his stay there, according to the Korean newspaper. MoneyS. While in college, Cho began working for a university newspaper, first as a reporter and then as editor-in-chief. However, after graduating from school, Cho joined a group of cybersex crimes that would soon affect the rest of his life, as he knew.
How did Cho Ju Bin commit his crimes?
According to The New York TimesCho began his line of heinous crimes in March 2019. Through Telegram, a messaging program, Cho lured in addition young girls, some of whom were minors, promising “high-paying part-time work,” such as modeling or other work. Through this process Cho will receive personal information from the girls such as addresses and phone numbers that will eventually be used for blackmail. When the girls refused to go on a fake hiring process, Cho threatened them and forced them to send sexually explicit or nude photos or videos, the Korean newspaper reported. Kukmin Ilba.
South China Morning Post reported that after Cho receives the content, he will sell photos and videos to approximately 260,000 “Nth Room” users in the Telegram app. Users were completely anonymous and often bought content through a variety of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. While in the Telegram, Cho managed at least three rooms that housed the content of his victims. Each of the rooms had a different theme or concept, such as the “Girls Room” or the “Women’s Teachers Room,” in which users had to pay 1.5 million won (about $ 1,200) to enter the room.
How was Cho Zhu Bin caught?
Thanks to various advices and opinions, many Korean newspapers have begun to cover illegal cybersex crimes in South Korea. Studies by newspapers such as Kukmin Ilbo and The Hankyoreh have helped expose the monstrous nature of the ‘Nth Room’ as well as the people responsible for it. Readers of the publications turned to social networks to express anger and outrage at the crimes committed in the messaging program, and demanded the responsibility of the perpetrators, as well as the Korean government. Through various hashtags and the Blue House presidential petition (which reached 2.7 million signatures), the identity of Cho, as well as other leaders of the “N-th room” was revealed to the public, according to Michigan Daily.
Where is Cho Jo Bean now?
After the discovery of Cho’s crimes, he was arrested in March 2020 and remained in custody until he was found guilty in November 2020 of “violating laws protecting minors from sexual violence, as well as running a criminal group to profit from production and selling offensive videos ”. as reported The Guardian. In all, he fell victim to 74 women, including 16 minors. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Watch “Cyber Hell: Exposing Internet Horrors” on Netflix on May 18 and watch the trailer below.