A 47-year-old ‘serial child rapist’, who raped four 10-year-old girls and insulted one, was released from prison in April, but the fact that the girl’s identity was not revealed is late, raising public alarm. anxiety
On the 22nd, on the 22nd, the verdict of Lee who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl alone and whose identity was not revealed was shared on an online community, causing outrage.
In November 2004, while passing a house in Mapo-gu, Seoul, he found a 10-year-old girl, Miss A, playing with her younger sister through an open front door.
Then, in April 2005, when he found Miss B, a 10-year-old girl playing alone while driving in a car, he enticed her to “take her out because something got stuck under the seat, ” and took him to an empty place. lot and subdue him forcefully.
In March 2006, a 10-year-old girl, Ms C, was raped by being told, “Help me because the car seat won’t move.” Within ten days of the crime, he found a 10-year-old girl named D passing by and took her to an empty lot next to the construction site of the apartment building and raped her, causing injuries such as deep lacerations and massive bleeding.
A month later, a 10-year-old girl, E, was also forced into a vehicle using the same technique to “help”, and after threatening her with a weapon, he raped her. The five victims had one thing in common: a 10-year-old girl who hadn’t even started her period.
Lee was sentenced to 15 years in prison in July 2006 and was released from prison in April last year, but his identity has not been determined. Violent crimes for which disclosure of personal information is reviewed include murder, abduction or solicitation of minors, sexual violence against children, robbery, and rape.
According to the ‘Juvenile Protection Act Enforcement Decree’ which was applicable at the time, disclosure of the identity of sex offenders targeting young people came into force on 30 June 2006. Lee committed four offenses between November 2004 and April 2006. Because the crime was committed before the law came into force, it was not included in the public domain.
On July 27, 2006, the 11th Criminal Division of the Seoul Western District Court sentenced him to 15 years in prison, the maximum sentence based on sentencing standards at the time. ” he judged.
In the community, Kim Geun-sik (54), who was serving a sentence for serial sexual assault on 11 minors since May 2006, was not originally subject to disclosure, but the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family requested disclosure to court, and the registration of Mr Lee’s personal information was cancelled
In response, an official from the Ministry of Justice said, “Kim Geun-sik was registered as a crime after the law came into force, and it was possible to proceed with the disclosure process,” he said.
Seung Jae-hyeon, a research fellow at the Korea Institute of Criminal Justice Policy, said, “The first time a juvenile sex offender registration and inspection system was introduced in the Child and Adolescent Sexual Protection Act on June 30, 2006, Lee’s last crime . date was April 22, 2006. The crime ended before the law enforcement date,” he explained.
Commissioner Seung said, “The identity of Kim Geun-sik, who sexually assaulted a minor in 2006, was released because his last crime date was September 2006. After work, I was able to reveal the identity of a minor because for me to sexually assault them.”
In the case of Mr. Lee, there is no notice or notice of sex offenders at this time.
Member Seung added, “This is also impossible because it is applied retrospectively. Currently, the notification eg for sex offenders is a system that has been implemented since February 2008, and the notification system has been implemented since April 2008.”
He continued, “What is more serious is the current law which states that it is an offense to capture and send a photo of the e-notification to your child.” “Abuse should be prevented, but there is a problem with leaving the possibility of punishment to parents who take pictures of their children. In cases where the risk is clear, it is more urgent to introduce a system that allow treatment to reduce the risk of recidivism in a facility for a certain period after their release,” he emphasized.
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