Seoul Patrol Hunts Down Hidden Cameras Filming Women in Public

The Seoul city government has dispatched 25 special units tasked with finding hidden cameras around Seoul, in an effort to fight the rise of unsolicited videos filmed of women and shared online.

Known in Korea as known as “Molka”, they are usually taken with show cameras that are aimed up women’s skirts on public transport, on stairs or escalators.

Armed with special sensing devices the team also hunts down and disables  micro cameras installed in changing rooms and public toilets.

Police statistics show that spy cam crimes in Seoul have risen from 990 in 2012, to 3,638 in 2015.

According to an extensive report by the BBC:

“Almost all victims are women in spy cam crimes, and for the victims there is emotional damage,” Nam Myung Hee told BBC Trending.

Forty-seven-year-old Hee works for one of the 25 hidden camera hunting teams on the lookout for secret cameras across the South Korean capital.

Between August and September, the squad – which was launcher earlier this year – searched more than 9,500 locations across the city, but it has not yet uncovered any spy cams.

“We have detectors for digital devices and scan for spy cams in public and private access building restrooms, swimming facilities, and changing rooms,” Hee says.

The teams also distribute information leaflets and Hee believes their campaign is successfully raising awareness about Molka.

You can read the rest of the BBC report here.

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