|Jason Edward Clemmer / Courtesy of Twitter|
By Lee Han-soo
Jason Edward Clemmer, a U.S. citizen accused of making and distributing child pornography, has fled to South Korea, according to American news outlet the Gaston Gazette.
Clemmer is charged with more than 25 counts of producing child pornography.
He is known to have left for Korea on August 3 through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
He was initially arrested by North Carolina police in October 2014 for allegedly distributing photos online of children aged four to eight having sexual intercourse with adults.
Clemmer's computer had several child pornography images and videos portraying toddlers in sexual situations, police said.
The district attorney in charge of prosecuting Clemmer describes him as "the worst of the worst."
Clemmer initially posted a $150,000 bail bond (166 million won) and was to go on trial Tuesday.
The court has issued a warrant for his arrest and asked the Korean government for help. But Korean immigration services allegedly did not pick up the call from the U.S., which has led to public criticism.