Korean rapist sues jail over porn stash

AFP-JIJI

A jailed South Korean rapist has filed a lawsuit against prison authorities seeking the return of hundreds of pornographic photos seized from his cell.

The 46-year-old inmate sued after 200 photographs were confiscated when he was transferred to a prison in Gwangju late last year, a spokesman said, adding that while prisoners are allowed adult magazines, the images obtained by the rapist were “out of line.”

“Allowing him to keep them runs counter to the prison’s purpose of rehabilitation, given their sheer volume and the level of obscenity,” the spokesman said.

In his lawsuit, the convict claimed he was being deprived of items necessary during incarceration. A court hearing has been scheduled for March.