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A man in his 20s has been sentenced to prison for synthesizing and distributing nude photos of an acquaintance's face photos downloaded from social media.



According to the legal community today (6th), the 3rd criminal division of the Daejeon High Court (Judge Jeong Jae-oh) sentenced A (23), who was indicted for editing and distributing false videos under the Act on Special Cases concerning the Punishment of Sexual Violence Crimes, to 3 years in prison. I did. He also ordered the completion of a 40-hour sexual violence treatment program and restrictions on employment at child and youth-related organizations for 7 years.



In August of last year, Mr. A is accused of synthesizing faces of acquaintances, including an elementary school classmate and a friend's sister, with nude photos of a woman obtained online. It was confirmed that the photo of the acquaintance's face was downloaded from social media.



It was investigated that Mr. A posted the composite photo on his social media or sent it to other people as a message and disseminated it.



According to the prosecution, it was revealed that A had edited, synthesized, and processed pornography that caused sexual shame 16 times to 7 people until November last year and distributed it.



Among the victims were minors, and some composite photos had the victim's ID on it.



Previously, the court of first instance sentenced Mr. A to 1 year and 6 months in prison, but in the case of some composite photos, "It is difficult to mistake it for expressions of children and adolescents because advanced photo synthesis technology is not used." acquitted.



Prosecutors appealed to this ruling, judging that there was sufficient evidence to regard it as an expression of a child or juvenile, such as being able to infer the date of birth from the victim's ID in the composite photo.



In response, the second trial court accepted the prosecution's argument and said, "The accused knew the victim's name and account through social media. The trial court found that the charges were acquitted."



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