Police said three couples engaged in partner-swapping and watching each other
The vast majority of the 53 booked members were office workers, entrepreneurs
and college students and aged between 30 and 40. Four were women, two
housewives and a self-employed woman in their 30s, and one office worker in her
Members reportedly told police that they joined the website out of curiosity
and because their sex lives were "boring."
Police found that the webmaster was already given a suspended sentence for
operating the same website in March 2005 but reopened the site. He allegedly
joined in the partner swapping on three occasions pretending he was a member.
The Cyber Crime Investigation Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Police asked
the Korea Information Security Commission to shut down the site.
The police spokesman said there was no legal basis for punishing unconventional sexual activities, "but if people pay for partner swapping it qualifies as commercial sex," which is illegal. "Posting nude pictures of girlfriends without their consent is also a crime," he added.