First "Cyber Pimp" Arrested

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First "Cyber Pimp" Arrested

The first 'Korean cyber pimp' who matched male and female customers together through an online computer chat room was arrested by prosecutors on December 4.
Seoul District Prosecutor's Office arrested a college theology student, Lee Seok Kyu(27), on the charge of violating regulations concerning receiving profits from soliciting clients looking for sexual partners through an electronic mail system.
According to the prosecutors, Lee used his computer in his house in Taegu to open his own illegal classified homepage which advertised 'high income guaranteed through casual sex'.
He then recruited both male and female applicants and matched ten women to numerous male customers all over the country including Seoul, Suwon, Chunan, and Changwon recieving a 400 dollar fee from both the male and female members.
Female college students together with beauty salon workers were included as members who voluntarily sent their photos electronically to Lee so he could market them to prospective male partners.
Lee called himself a 'manager' and only chose those women with a height of at least 165cm and weighing less than 53kg. He conducted personal interviews with them in which he had sex with them and gave them flower nicknames such as 'rose' or 'daffodil' to keep their identity secret.
He also created his own manual called 'General Principles for a Brighter Relationship' which dealt with sexual techniques and ways to meet people through cyberspace.

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