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‘Single Mother Slept with 960 Johns’

Posted February. 05, 2008 03:01,   


Police arrested yesterday a 40-something single mother who is alleged to have slept with 960 men for money over the past year.

She is known to have met her customers through adult telephone rooms, or “jeonhwabangs.”

Based on the 960 phone numbers left on her cell phone, authorities have questioned an average of 30 men a day, according to the Ansan Sangnok Police Station yesterday.

The woman was arrested during a crackdown on adult telephone rooms.

Police said she had registered her number on 30 to 40 telephone rooms in the southern Seoul suburbs of Siheung, Gunpo, Anyang and Ansan since January last year. She reportedly served two to three men a day.

“The suspect is a single mother with two children – one in college and the other in high school – and is separated from her husband,” a police officer said. “She said she turned to prostitution to pay for her children’s educational expenses, such as school fees.”

“Though we have cracked down (on prostitution) many times, it is extremely rare to see someone who has had so many customers in such a short time.”

Police arrested the mother on charges of violating prostitution laws and summoned 290 men whose phone numbers were stored in her mobile phone. The remaining 670 males will be summoned and punished if specific evidence that they paid for sex with her is found.