The room, which distributed illegal and underage pornography and cruel sexual exploitation of women, has since gained a lot of attention and incited the fury of the nation due to the inhumane nature of the content. During the investigation into cryptocurrency transactions from the criminals, the Seoul Metropolitan Police were able to identify 70 people who sent the room initiation fees to Jo Joo Bin and are investigating them.
Jo Joo Bin reportedly had three digital wallets set up to receive the room initiation fees. Two of them are said to be fake wallets to throw off the investigation that can be found via a Google search while the third wallet is said to be one that Jo personally used.
Since investigating the case from last September, police have uncovered a total of 15,000 usernames in the chatrooms. The police stated that this doesn't mean that the total is 15,000 as people may have borrowed/shared the usernames. Police have finished analyzing all but two of the 20 digital evidence obtained during a seizure including 2 of 9 cell phones. The police haven't uncovered anything useful to the investigation from 7 of the cell phones and the 2 remaining ones are locked and Jo Joo Bin is not cooperating.
Although Jo Joo Bin has admitted to his crimes, he has refused to unlock the 2 remaining phones and playing mind games with the police by promising to unlock the phones and then changing his mind.
President Moon Jae In has also promised that the government would take strong action on the situation as well and has held official private government meetings on how to resolve this issue and punish those responsible for their crimes while tightening up illegal porn distribution laws.
Meanwhile, netizens and celebrities alike have been demanding harsh punishment for those responsible.