A woman who fled to New Zealand after her involvement in an illegal South Korean pornography site, Soranet, was investigated by authorities has now been sentenced to prison for the crime.

The woman, whose surname is Song, was sentenced to four years in prison by a Seoul court.

Her husband and other founders are yet to be located.

According to the BBC, Song was found guilty of aiding and abetting the distribution of obscene material.

Producing and disseminating pornography is illegal in South Korea.

Soranet, which has more than a million users and hosts thousands of illegal videos, was shut down following public outcry, the BBC reports.

The website often puts out videos filmed with spy cameras and shared without the consent of women featured, authorities have alleged.

When police began investigating the site in 2015, Song reportedly fled to New Zealand but was forced to return to South Korea when her passport was revoked.

She denied the charges in court, claiming that it was her husband and another couple who ran the website.

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