South Korea's top court has sharply increased the maximum penalty for producing child pornography.
According to the Supreme Court Tuesday, the sentencing commission created its sentencing guidelines for digital sex crimes the previous day.
It proposed a total of eight special weighing factors and five special reduction factors for child sexual exploitation under the Children and Youth Sex Protection Law.
The recommended sentences for habitual offenders have been increased to a range of ten years and six months to 29 years, three months in prison.
Sentences for multiple offenses have been increased as well.
Causing suicides and family breakdowns can lead to increased sentences, while voluntary efforts like removing content can reduce jail time.
The proposed guidelines are scheduled to be finalized in December after receiving opinions, holding public hearings and making public announcements.