Police crack down on 770 online sex sites

Seoul, Feb 9 (Yonhap) South Korean police have crackeddown on 770 websites and blogs selling prostitution whilebooking thousands for their alleged involvement in sextrafficking, officials said.

After wrapping up a six-week nationwide bust, theNational Police Agency (NPA) said yesterday it booked 2,271people without physical detention and put six under arrest oncharges of illegally selling or buying sex.

Of them, 1,316 had off-line deals, 633 used online sitesand 290 put up advertisements for sex services, the NPA said.

There were 252 violators who engaged in teenage sextrafficking, with 164 buyers, 36 brokers and 52 minors, theagency said, noting that over 95 percent of the sex tradeswere made through online sites, such as online chattingcommunities, dating sites and personal blogs.

Police have requested the state communications authorityto shut down the sex sites. (Yonhap)

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