A man is being accused of “engaging in masturbation” at a women’s university, police said on Thursday.
According to Seoul Seongbuk Police Station, the 31-year-old man, whose identity has not yet been revealed, violated laws against indecent exposure of genitalia and engaging in masturbation in public.
The immediate arrest of the offender came after police received reports from witnesses that a man was masturbating on a bench at Sungshin Women’s University in Seongbuk-gu, as graduation photos were being taken.
Criminal Procedure Law indicates that law enforcement agencies can make a warrantless arrest in a case where there is probable cause to believe that a crime is being or has been committed at the site, police explained.
University officials stated the campus was crammed with female graduates and families snapping pictures. The event may have been viewed by the offender as an opportunity for the obscene act to be open to observation by others, they suspected.
“The man has admitted to engaging in a sexual activity at the campus,” police announced. “The case is expected to be handed over to the prosecutor’s office soon.”
By Bak Se-hwan (email@example.com