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US Citizen Arrested For Allegedly Circulating Child Pornography In Hyderabad

The cybercrime wing of Telangana's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested 42-year-old James Kirk Jones.

18/01/2017 9:21 AM IST | Updated 18/01/2017 10:01 AM IST
Yuriko Nakao / Reuters

HYDERABAD -- Police have arrested an American citizen in Hyderabad for downloading and uploading child pornography.

The cybercrime wing of Telangana's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested 42-year-old James Kirk Jones.

Jones, who was working with an MNC law firm in Hyderabad, was arrested after the cybercrime received a tip-off about an IP address from which the child pornography content in the form of videos and images was shared.

The IP address was traced to reach Jones' residence in Madhapur in the Information Technology district Cyberabad.

Police recovered a laptop containing 29,288 items of Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM), an iPhone and an external hard drive containing adult pornography, 490 GigaTribe profiles and 24 twitter handles/profiles sharing child pornography.

Jones confessed since childhood he had been watching child pornography and downloading and uploading such stuff had become a habit for him.

Police registered a case under Information Technology Act.

The Twitter handlers and GigaTribe profiles are further being probed to know if any of the profiles belong to India.

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