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Posted by sl278273 pts Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Nth Telegram Room operator 'Watchman' who shared thousands of nude photos of women and minors ridiculed after asking the public to respect his family's privacy

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Nth Telegram room operator 'Watchman', who shared and revealed thousands of nude photos of minors in the room, has asked for his family's privacy to be respected. This has since triggered a backlash of ridicule and disbelief from netizens. 

The 38-year-old operator has been running 'Godam Room' from April to September of 2019. He is said to have uploaded over ten thousand nude photos of illegal and explicit material. Among those include around 100 illegal videos of underage teenagers and children. 'Watchman' has since stated that he was not "responsible for making group chat rooms" but police have been investigating whether or not he was running the rooms with the goal of making a monetary profit. The court has since agreed, saying that this could be a possibility, and issued additional arrest warrants. 

While wearing a Khaki prison uniform and mask at his preliminary hearing at Suwon District Court on April 6th, Watchman stated that he "did a wrong thing to upload links that are detrimental to society. But I was not involved in the group chats and did not receive any money from it. I am reflecting a lot on the strain I placed on society. I am sincerely sorry to the victims. However, my family and friends are going through a lot of pain and suffering because of this and I can't stand it. I will take responsibility for my actions and take on all the punishment." 

Netizens have been commenting in disbelief, saying: 


"Didn't you know that you'd be dragging your family to hell with your actions?"

"What about all the lives you ruined." 

"Release his personal information!" 

Watchman's next hearing is set to take place on April 25th. 

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trogdorthe8th8,813 pts Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6
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Don't get me wrong, he was involved and should absolutely be dragged for it. However, this brings up a point that is a huge issue in their culture, and indeed in many parts of the world. The idea that the family and associates should pay for the sins of the perpetrator is incredibly unfair and unjustified. In many cases, it is revealed that people who engage in these kinds of sick behaviors often live a double life, with their loved ones having no idea of their insidious activities. So this really becomes the community's responsibility to be supportive of ALL the victims in these cases- those directly and indirectly involved. No one but the accused should face consequences for these heinous crimes, period.

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HSK2,364 pts Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

This whole "If you effed up big time, then all your other family members are guilty too" mentality seriously needs to go away for good.

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