US citizen held for circulating child pornography in Hyderabad

, 9:07 AM IST

Hyderabad: A US citizen working with a multi-national law firm in Hyderabad has been arrested by the Cyber Crime Wing of Telangana Police, for allegedly downloading and circulating child pornography in the form of videos and images.

The accused has been identified as James Kirk Jones, a release issued by the CID said.

The action was taken after police received Interpol input of an IP address from which child pornography was being shared. The accused was arrested on Tuesday, said the release.

A case under relevant section of Information Technology Act, 2000, was registered and the investigation was taken up, it said.

“During the course of the investigation, the IP address was traced to the address of accused at Madhapur. Immediately his premises were searched and police seized a laptop containing 29,288 items of child pornographic videos and images among others,” said the release.

Jones has confessed that from childhood he developed the habit of watching child pornography and has been downloading, watching and sharing such material ever since it said.

Further investigation about his activities in India is going on, the police said.