But when her mother filed a written accusation with the Seobu Police Department in Seoul on March 26th, the police said that they could not investigate or prosecute crimes outside their jurisdiction and waited three days before passing the case to the Ilsan Police Department.
[Mother: The Police said they couldn’t do anything. So I asked why and they said about jurisdiction, you know… it was clear to me that they wouldn’t, couldn’t.]
Embarrassingly half-assed police work is a very disturbing trend (see here and here and here and here and here and here and here). Oh, and I can't believe I forgot about the Miryang gang rape case from 2004 (see here and here) where the police rounded up only a few of the dozens who raped middle and high school girls and ended up insulting the victims for besmirching the name of their fair city. Said one officer:
“Weren’t you girls waving your asses around and [kept] going there because you liked it? My hometown is Miryang, and you’ve destroyed the reputation of the town.”
Wasn't but four weeks ago that President Lee Myung-bak had to pay a visit to the Ilsan police and kick their asses into shape after they made no attempt to catch a man who assaulted and tried to kidnap a 10-year-old kid in an elevator. And wasn't but six weeks ago that Korea Beat translated another story about how hospitals are shockingly ill-equipped to handle and treat rape victims.