[WORD_ON_THE_WEB] 'What would happen if we turn a blind eye?'The police arrested a group of people who ran a swinging and group sex club in Gangnam, southern Seoul. On June 24, the owner and two workers were caught by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency and were charged with facilitating prostitution and could face up to three years in jail or a fine of up to 15 million won ($116).
According to reports, they uploaded tweets and photos which hinted at lewd acts, aiming at approximately a million followers on Twitter. They allowed the participants to have sex or watch, charging from 100,000 won to 300,000 won as an entrance fee.
A total of 26 people, 14 men and 12 women, were reportedly in the club at the time of the crackdown. They were sent home, unlike the owner.
“The guests were having consensual sexual intercourse," police said. "We didn’t arrest them because there is no law to punish them.”
“Protecting freedom is important but people who cause social agitation should be punished.”
“What would happen if we turn a blind eye to these acts of perversion or people who cannot control their lust? It will be chaos.”
“The bottom line is that they were sent home because there is no law to punish them. Robust law enforcement is essential as having sex at an adult establishment is disorderly conduct which disturbs the public order."
“Then, what’s the law to punish them? Even punishment for adultery was abolished. More people would go there because they were only sent home.”
“A society without morality. What’s the world coming to?”
“Am I watching the national news? I hope our kids don’t hear about this.”
BY LEE SI-YEONG, BY HAN HYE-RIM [email@example.com]