7:17 pm - 09/01/2019

Men arrested for forcing 7 Brazilian K-pop fans to provide sex in Korea

Five men have been arrested for forcing Brazilian women to provide sex here after cajoling them into coming to Korea with promises that they could become K-pop entertainers.

According to Ilsan Dongbu Police, Sunday, the five Korean men were arrested recently on suspicions of confinement, human trafficking and pimping.

The men allegedly reached out through social media in early July to seven Brazilian women, mostly women in their 20s to 30s who were interested in Korean pop culture.

They allegedly convinced the women to visit the country by promising to help them become entertainers or models in Korea, even providing the victims with free roundtrip flight tickets. The women arrived in Korea in mid-July.

After they arrived, the men allegedly confiscated their passports, confined them at lodgings in Goyang and Paju of Gyeonggi Province, and canceled their return flights back to Brazil. Then they sent the women to brothels, receiving 2 million won ($1,650) per woman from the pimps, according to the police.

They threatened the women, telling them they needed to work until they paid off the cost of their flight tickets, and that they would be punished for prostitution if they went to the police.

The women managed to contact the Brazilian embassy here on Aug. 17 while the men were negligent in guarding them, and the police, after hearing from the embassy, rescued them from the brothels.

The victims are being protected at a shelter for migrant women.

source: The Korea Times
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goshipgurl 2nd-Sep-2019 02:24 am (UTC)
It was pretty naive of them to trust these guys in the first place but wow, fuck men. Hope they rot in jail.
ostsiberia 2nd-Sep-2019 02:43 am (UTC)
These men go into the pit.
hellicoptajuuce 2nd-Sep-2019 03:02 am (UTC)
What a weird way to say rape
4walls 2nd-Sep-2019 03:41 am (UTC)
really glad they managed to contact their embassy and get away. fuck those men forever, and all men like them can rot
premonitioner 2nd-Sep-2019 04:44 am (UTC)
sexual slavery still alive and well
revedesnuages 2nd-Sep-2019 05:03 am (UTC)
Considering there’s a lot of small agencies without a lot information about them and the growing popularity of the hallyu, I’m scared there might be more of these agencies exploiting the naïveté of young women :/

I hope the victims are safe in the shelter now and are able to receive care for their trauma and get connected to their loved ones.
torontok 2nd-Sep-2019 06:15 am (UTC)
This is one of the concerning parts about the hallyu wave that people don't address enough. I know way too many young kpop/kdrama fans who think Korea is some magical, beautiful land full of handsome men waiting to sweep them off their feet and they're naive too the ground realities. I hope these girls are okay in the long run
aures 2nd-Sep-2019 06:37 am (UTC)
yikes, but that's pretty naive tbh and im so sorry they didn't know better :( this is awful
pastelpinklace 2nd-Sep-2019 07:34 am (UTC)
Obviously electric chair for them, but where is the common sense.
gathyou 2nd-Sep-2019 07:54 am (UTC)
It's an horror story, I'm so glad the women were able to reach the embassy :( I hope they'll receive all the help they need, and I hope the guys get thrown in jail for a long time (though I'm worried they won't)
krissasaur 2nd-Sep-2019 07:55 am (UTC)
Humans were a mistake.
bob_dabuilda 2nd-Sep-2019 08:00 am (UTC)
Ya'll do realize some small companies do reach out like this, so its not a shocker some people fell for it. I always wondered how risky it is for a foreigner to take the chance to move on no name labels.
dior_chic 2nd-Sep-2019 11:49 am (UTC)
oncloud999 2nd-Sep-2019 08:23 am (UTC)
damn that's horrific! hope they can recover somewhat from this... bet these men will end up with a slap on the wrist like the rest of them. FML
dongsaengkiller 2nd-Sep-2019 09:15 am (UTC)
Put them in the ground
sayuai 2nd-Sep-2019 12:53 pm (UTC)
The comments....

I hope they'll be able to recover from this.
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