Naked images of women were found on a drone flown by a man in his 20s toward a high-rise building, and police are conducting forensics to prove whether it was intentional안전놀이터.
According to a report by MBN on the 8th of this month, a man in his 20s, Mr. A, and another man, Mr. B, who were flying a drone at a high-rise building in Mapo-gu, Seoul, at dawn on the 4th of this month and capturing naked images of women, were caught by police.
Their crime was discovered when a woman living in the high-rise building saw the drone hovering outside and became suspicious and called the police.
The police responded to the call and, after a search, found Mr. A and Mr. B, who had flown the drone, and accompanied them down the street to investigate.
They told the police that they “flew the drone to take pictures of their surroundings,” but the drone was found to have a female nude body and was taken to the police station.
The investigation revealed that they had flown the drone from a 24-story building about 100 meters away to capture the woman’s body.
However, in order to confirm that the men did indeed fly the drone intentionally, the police obtained the drone’s SD card and sent it for digital forensics.
They will then decide whether to charge the men based on the forensic results.
Meanwhile, as drones are rapidly becoming commercialized, cases of privacy violations due to illegal filming are also increasing, leading to growing anxiety among residents of high-rise apartments.
In September 2020, a man flew a drone to the window of an office building in Minrak-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, and secretly filmed a sex scene, and in July 2021, a man in his 30s was arrested for flying a drone into El City, a high-rise apartment building in Haeundae, Busan, and secretly filming the naked bodies of four residents.
In both cases, the courts sentenced the drone pilots to eight months in prison and placed them under legal restraint.
“All of the recent known cases of illegal drone filming have resulted in prison sentences, so the courts tend to perceive drone crimes as more serious offenses,” said a legal insider, adding, “It’s important to keep in mind that simple curiosity can lead to punishment.”