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Stacey Dooley's Making A New Documentary About Sex Crimes

Stacey Dooley's Making A New Documentary About Sex Crimes

Stacey Dooley is coming back to our TV screens once again with another hard-hitting documentary - this time looking into a newer type of sex crime.

The presenter will be reporting on a crime known as 'molka' which sees (predominantly) women secretly filmed in public places, such as bathrooms, in a new BBC documentary Stacey Dooley Investigates: Spycam Sex Criminals.

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The crime no doubt happens all over the world, but is actually one that has been sweeping South Korea lately, as many have been found guilty of planting recording equipment in public places and then charging people to view the footage online. I know, *shudder*.

It's similar to up-skirting, in that the person filmed does not give permission, and it is something we should all be aware of.

The upcoming documentary will see our fave reporter look into the subject head on to give us an insight into the voyeuristic practice and how now, with such advanced technology, it's easier than ever to hide cameras in public places.

Some of the cameras being used are as small as the head of a needle and are so difficult to spot, but Stacey will be taken on patrol with an experienced spy cam hunters to uncover hiding places.

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Stacey will meet both perpetrators and victims to discuss not only why the criminals did it, but the lasting impacts on those who have been exposed online during intimate moments without consent. Some of the moments are even live streamed to pornographic websites.

Stacey will speak to victims of 'molka' in the documentary (Credit: BBC)
Stacey will speak to victims of 'molka' in the documentary (Credit: BBC)

Harrowingly, one family Stacey visits is that of a young woman who took her own life shortly before her wedding, after a colleague produced videos of her showering at work. It's sickening to think someone's terrible actions drove her to suicide.

Another woman's boyfriend produced videos of them having sex - something she had no idea had gone on - and threatened to share them if she didn't stay in a relationship with him.

While the sick practice affect so many women around the world, in South Korea it is an epidemic with at least 6000 cases reported in 2018, perhaps partially due to the fact that pornography itself is illegal - 'molka' is a DIY alternative.

The BBC Three programme sounds heartbreaking, but it's an important topic and one we can add to our never-ending list of injustices towards women.

Stacey will look at how cameras as small as pin heads have been used to capture images of people unwittingly (Credit: BBC)
Stacey will look at how cameras as small as pin heads have been used to capture images of people unwittingly (Credit: BBC)

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Spycam Sex Criminals will be available on iPlayer from 6am on 1st April - something to add to your quarantined watch list.

But it's not the only gripping documentary you can watch in the coming weeks as self isolation becomes more important than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Netflix's The Innocence Files landing on April 15th, takes a deep dive into wrongful convictions and cases The Innoncence Project - a nonprofit legal organisation committed to exonerating the wrongly convicted - sought to overturn.

Our watch list is going to be so packed - which we guess is a good thing RN!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC, Sex, crime

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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