July 17, 2020
Hyung Eun Kim
“Thank you for putting a brake on the life of a devil that could not be stopped.”
That is how one suspected ringleader of a clandestine online sextortion ring in South Korea described his relief at being caught.
Cho Ju-bin, known as “The Doc,” operated chatrooms where he blackmailed dozens of young women, including at least 16 minors, into making sexually explicit videos of themselves.
They often featured rape and violence.
He then sold these videos online through Telegram, an encrypted messaging service. Fees ranged from $200 to $1,200.