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Cyber sleuths held US national for child porn

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 17, 2017


The cyber sleuths of Telangana has arrested a US national for circulating child porn content. The Cyber Crime Wing of the CID held the 42-year-old US national, James Kirk Jones, in Madhapur and confiscated his laptop and other electronic gadgets with a huge number of child porn files. The police had kept a watch on him after getting a tip-off from the Interpol about the transfer of content from his IP address.

He was remanded to judicial custody. The Inspector General of Police (CID) of Telangana has alleged that he had been found to download and upload child porn content online, depicting children in obscene, nude and vulgar forms.

The police have booked a case under Section 67A &B of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

“During the course of investigation, the IP address was traced to the address of the accused at Madhapur in the Hi-Tec City area. The police have searched his premises under proper legal provisions,” the IG said in a statement here on Tuesday.

The cops seized a laptop containing 29,288 items containing child pornographic videos and images, 490 GigaTribe (a file sharing platform) profiles, 24 Twitter handles (accounts) and profiles to share the child porn content. They also confiscated an external hard drive and an iPhone containing adult porn content.

“James Kirk Jones confessed that he developed a tendency to watch child pornography from his childhood days in the US and that he has been downloading, watching and sharing such material ever since. He is staying alone. Watching, downloading and sharing child pornography has become his daily habit,” the police alleged.

“Further investigation about his activities in India is going on. The twitter handles and GigaTribe profiles are further being probed to know if any of the profiles belong to India,” the police said.

Published on January 17, 2017

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