Son Jung-woo (24), operator of'Welcome to Video', the world's largest child sexual exploitation site, appealed to the court to prevent repatriation to the United States, saying, "If I can be punished again in Korea, I will receive any medium sized punishment."

Mr. Son made the comments today at the second interrogation of the extradition, which was held at the hearing of the 20th Detective of Seoul High Court (Jung Chan Kang, Deputy Judge Jae-chan Kang).

Originally, the court of judges was scheduled to announce whether Mr. Son was handed over immediately after today's interrogation, but deferred the decision to the 7th of next month because it deemed additional hearings needed.

Sohn, who did not appear in the first interrogation held last month, wore a brown veterinary suit and attended court today.

He looked around at the family who was sitting on the auditorium and closed his eyes and shook his head.

Mr. Son said in a trembling voice, "If you can get a trial in Korea, you want to be sweet if you can be tried in Korea." "I want to."

At the end of the trial, even when asked, "Is there anything you want to say at the end?" I would like to receive it again."

As Mr. Son cried and continued making statements, Son's father, who was in the auditorium, also stole tears.

At today's interrogation, prosecutors and Mr. Son's lawyers repeated their claims at the first interrogation.

Mr. Son claimed that "there should be (guarantee) because there is actually no guarantee that the charges for domestic punishment (such as child pornography charges) will not be punished again."

The alleged crime of stealing money, which was suspected of being targeted for extradition, also claimed that "if you prosecute at this stage, you can be punished in South Korea for criminal activity."

According to the extradition law, if a trial is conducted in a domestic court or the trial is confirmed, it will be grounds for rejection.

On the other hand, the prosecution said, "It is said that the purpose of the humanitarian law can punish only the crimes led by the humanitarian law."

He said, "There was no actual investigation to the extent that it was prosecuted."

Prosecutors also issued an official confirmation today that the US Department of Justice would not punish the case again.

Son runs a'Welcome to Video' site for sexual exploitation of children on the Dark Web, which can be accessed only from July 2015 to March 2018, and can be accessed by hundreds of millions of paid members. He was accused of receiving significant amounts of cryptocurrency and providing child pornography.

As a result of the trial, a sentence of one year and six months in jail was finalized, and the sentence was completed in April, but an Indian warrant for repatriation to the United States has been issued and reincarcerated.

Separately, the U.S. federal grand jury prosecuted Mr. Son for six crimes and nine charges, including the distribution of child pornography in August 2018.

The U.S. Department of Justice has been calling for a forced repatriation under the extradition treaty ahead of Son's release.

There is no objection procedure because the India screening is a single trial system.

The Court of Justice decided to give permission to deliver on July 6th.

If the judge decides to return to the United States and the Minister of Justice approves it, Mr. Son will be returned to the United States within a month.

(Photo = Yonhap News)