A woman in South Korea has been sentenced to six months in prison and two years of probation after being found guilty of stalking and harassing her adult daughter, the… Independentreported. Although her name has not been released, she is said to be in her 50s. The harassment, which took place from December 2021 to May 2022, included 306 text messages and 111 phone calls, according to Daejeon District Court documents.
The first messages were normal and usually contained simple requests, such as suggestions for Bible readings or questions about whereabouts. However, when she did not receive any replies from her daughter for a long time, the messages became offensive, including derogatory comments about the daughter’s sexual behavior.
Not only that, the woman then resorted to physically stalking her daughter and dropping her off at her home unannounced multiple times. She also often peeked into her daughter’s house.
Despite a police warrant issued last June, the woman breached the offense six more times. She claimed her actions were not intentional, but the court rejected her argument.
The court subsequently imposed a six-month prison sentence on her and also ordered her to complete 40 hours of anti-stalking education.
Under South Korean law, those found guilty of stalking can be fined up to 30 million won (Rs 18,78,008) or imprisoned for up to three years. In March 2021, lawmakers in the country passed a stricter law against stalkers, which came into effect in October 2021. Street times.
In cases where the perpetrator stalks while carrying a weapon, the penalty is increased to 50 million won (31,25,083) and a five-year prison term.