Target: South Korean Minister of Gender Equality and Family Kim Hee-Jung
Goal: Bring justice to South Korean victims of sexual abuse by applying maximum charges to an offender of rape, sexual and domestic abuse.
A woman in South Korea was allegedly raped by her husband before being forced into prostitution by him and his family, along with her two sons who started prostituting at five and six. Lee Jung Hee and her children were reportedly beaten when they refused to be used for sex, and local police ceased following the case after her husband and family accused her of being insane. For years, this woman and her sons were raped by dozens of people and helplessly abused by their own family. Now she has finally spoken out for help online in hopes that the rest of the world will not ignore her plight.
Lee Jung Hee posted a personal letter about her life story, one that began with the sentence, “I am a filthy woman.” She came from a family that commonly took part in drug-fueled orgies, and would lure other family members into prostitution with narcotics solely for a source of income. For ten years, her husband has reportedly put Lee Jung and his owns sons into prostitution as a source of financial support. After being raped by this man and marrying him, Lee Jung subsequently found out that her husband already had another woman and son. The only reason he married her was to use her for prostitution. After years of abuse by everyone that surrounded her and her children, Lee Jung Hee finally reported him to police in 2014, and they were again allegedly treated as sinners and lowlives without even being investigated. Give Lee Jung Hee the voice she deserves, along with other sexual abuse victims with similar situations, and speak out against this injustice.
Dear Minister Kim Hee-Jung,
I have become very alarmed by the situation that your citizen Lee Jung Hee is currently trapped in at home. Lee Jung has been married to a man that reportedly raped her before forcing her and her toddler sons into prostitution for over ten years. Her family as well as his have reportedly encouraged this abuse as not only a means of financial income, but as also a way to make her “come to her senses.”
Recently Lee Jung was given a miraculous opportunity and found the courage to speak up about her situation to local police. When they finally were investigated with suspicion and disgust by police officers, her sons were isolated in a dark room and interrogated aggressively before the family eventually accused Lee Jung Hee of insanity until the police dropped the case. Don’t let Lee Jung Hee and her children suffer any longer. Fight for the maximum penalty possible for this woman’s sham husband and the father of her children that reportedly forced his own sons and wife into prostitution for selfish gain.
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Photo credit: Sarah Oosterveld