Korean Police Use Fake Spycam Porn To Catch Predators

Busan Police are getting proactive about preventing the distribution and download of illegal spycam porn videos.

Dubbed “Stop DownloadKill”, Busan Police created fake spycam videos for the project, under titles like “Motel”, “Changing Room”, “Washroom”, “Subway”, etc., as warning/PSA announcements.

The Police uploaded 170 such videos every day onto 23 file-sharing sites between October 17 and 30.

Citing an increase of 545% in spycam-related crimes over the past 8 years, the “Stop Downloadkill” project was a part of the Busan Police’s effort to curtail the distribution and viewership of spycam videos.

“We view the problem of spycam videos not as a crime limited to individuals, but as one that has to do with demand and distribution. We started the project in order to rouse the would-be viewers to self-consciousness.”

— Director of Busan Police Station, Jo Hyun Bae

In one “Stop Downloadkill” video, the viewer, hidden behind a partition, watches a woman change until the woman suddenly turns into a ghost and stares back at the camera.

The caption reads, “You could be the one pushing the woman in the spycam to suicide.”

Though the fake spycam videos were downloaded over 26,000 times in 2 weeks, the Police stated that the number of spycams and related videos on the file-sharing sites decreased by up to 11% after October 30.

As of today, in South Korea, there are laws in place to prosecute makers and distributors of spycam videos, but none to prosecute or punish viewers.

It’s remarkable that the out-of-the-box project was an overall success! Watch the full PSA video from Busan Police below:

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