Police under controversy for asking intrusive questions to gang rape victim

Article: Police under controversy for asking a ridiculous question to sexual assault victim

Korea Ilbo via Naver

A 19 year old woman was raped by three people at a night club, one man a 33 year old level 7 civil servant. Four hours after the rape occurred, she reported the case to a sexual assault support center and underwent police investigation.

During the investigations, a police asked A, "How long did the penises of your assailants measure?" A replied that they were small, and the police asked again, "Please tell us in the exact cm how long they were." A was taken aback at the question and paused for a while before answering, "About the size of a palm."

The recording was used as evidence in court. A's lawyers argued that the police had attacked her with intrusive questions, while the assailant's lawyer argued that "Because the victim was not able to say the exact measurement in girth or length of their penis size, the victim is lying as her story lacks any truth."

Judge ruled that it is impossible to expect the victim to remember the size and charged the three men with gang rape, sentencing them to prison ranging from 8 months to 3 years.


1. [+395, -12] I want to ask the police... Do they take out a ruler and measure the penis before they proceed with intercourse?

2. [+368, -13] They were charged with gang rape and only received prison sentences from 8 months to 3 years... A swear is coming out of my mouth. The bare minimum should be 30 years... All of the judges have rocks for brains

3. [+356, -13] That civil servant is an idiot. He didn't even think of seducing her out of the night club. How much of a loser is he that he had to just rape her there? Seems like he was drunk off of desperation... Too much of a loser to properly seduce a girl, too much of a loser for any normal girl to even consider him. Now that he'll be fired from his job, he'll be unemployed at age 30 with no sense of respect and a small penis. What a life.

4. [+299, -13] 8 months to 3 years ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 8 month ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ The judges seem to think rape is about as bad as punching someone... but to the victim, it is basically murdering them on an emotional and psychological level.

5. [+261, -13] I can't even imagine how hard it was for the victim to have to recount what had happened as it was... How could they have even expected her to look at their penises and measure it in the midst of what was happening? I heard victims will normally ask to be investigated by a female police because of the embarrassment they feel but how could a fellow woman do this to her?