With the expiration of child rapist Cho Doo-soon’s 69-year-old jail term just a day away, police on the 11th decided to step up patrol activities near his residence, but local residents are still anxious, questioning its effectiveness.
A woman, whom I met at 6 p.m. on the 10th in front of the front door of a house in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, was constantly anxious. The house was just near the house where Cho Doo-soon’s wife, who will be released from prison on the 12th, recently moved in. Cho Doo-soon reportedly expressed his intention to stay with his family after being released from prison. The woman said, “I don’t know when I’ll run into that person (Cho Doo-soon) and I don’t know if I’ll get hurt, so I’m just nervous.”
A new patrol post is set up at each end of the alley in the neighborhood, and CCTVs are installed in front of the daycare center, which is about a minute’s walk away. In about an hour or so, the patrol car passed the alley three times. However, a 62-year-old neighbor said, “If you decide to do something wrong again, you can avoid CCTVs.” B (63), who leases villas in this neighborhood, complained, “How did everyone know that I moved here? The inquiry to move in from a few days ago was completely cut off.”
According to the police, based on the comprehensive security measures announced the previous day, the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency will set up a special guard post near the residence where Cho Doo-soon will live after his release on the 12th, and will deploy police stations and mobile patrol vehicles here. In particular, the government plans to mobilize one task force belonging to the local government and form five groups to establish a 24-hour walking crime prevention system in order to respond immediately to unexpected situations. Ansan City also hired six registered security guards specializing in martial arts to patrol nearby Cho Doo-soon’s residence, and installed 3,869 CCTVs throughout the city. It also decided to install 20 more by the end of the year.
However, some point out that there could be a vacuum in the defense because Cho’s actions cannot be controlled one by one.
Cho Doo-soon will be closely monitored by the Justice Ministry’s probation officer through GPS electronic anklet tracking for seven years after his release from prison, but the police can use GPS only after the investigation is launched under the current law. 토토커뮤니티 In addition, the public sentiment over Cho Doo-soon’s release from prison is so high that some police officers are complaining, “At this rate, we need to protect sex offenders.”