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What happened to Baksa from the Nth Room? Prison sentence explored

Eve Edwards May 19, 2022


Netflix have added another chilling documentary to their roster with the release of Cyber Hell: Exposing An Internet Horror.

The documentary, directed by Choi Jin-sung, dives into the underbelly of Korea’s internet culture exploring a shocking case of abuse, blackmail, and sex trafficking which occurred on the Telegram app.

Cyber Hell introduces viewers to Baksa, one of the co-ordinators of the abusive chat rooms. Here’s what happened to Baksa after the Nth Room chat room was exposed.

Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror | Official Trailer | Netflix

Who is Baksa?

The operator of the chat rooms was known as Baksa, which translates to Doctor in Korean. The chat room was also known as “Doctor’s Room.”

The man behind Baksa featured in Cyber Hell is Cho Joo Bin. He orchestrated the chat room alongside Moon Hyung-wook, who went by the name GodGod.

Cho Joo Bin was a former reporter at his University’s academic archive.

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About the Nth Room chat room scandal

The Nth Room was a sexual abuse scandal in South Korea which was orchestrated through the Telegram app. It occurred over two years from 2018.

Although titled the Nth Room, it actually covered eight chat rooms where the abuse took place.

Young girls were targeted by Cho Joo Bin and Moon Hyung-wook, and blackmailed into sending explicit or violent images of themselves. It was reported by Esquire that more than 100 women, including 26 minors, were forced into sexual slavery as part of the Nth Room organised crime ring.

What happened to Baksa?

After watching Cyber Hell, you might be curious to know whether Cho Joo Bin and Moon Hyung-wook received punishment for their crimes.

Several journalists from publications such as Hankyoreh, Kukmin, Ilbo, and JTBC’s “Spotlight” began to investigate the dark web and chat rooms such as Nth Room. This is when Cho and Moon’s crimes came to light and was made known to police authorities.

Moon Hyung-wook was arrested in May 2020 and sentenced to 34 years in prison. Cho Joo Bin received a longer sentence and will spend 40 years behind bars for his crimes. He was arrested in November 2020, as reported by The Korea Times.

You can watch Cyber Hell: Exposing An Internet Horror on Netflix now.

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Screenshot: Cyber Hell: Exposing An Internet Horror – Netflix
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