New Delhi (Sputnik) — The cyber crime wing of a south Indian state police has arrested 42 years old US citizen James Kirk Jones for allegedly downloading and uploading child pornography.
The police of the state of Telengana got into action after it received Interpol inputs about an IP address sharing child porn. It registered a case under India's Information Technology Act, 2000, and began investigations.
"The IP configuration was traced to the address of the accused. The police recovered a laptop containing about 30,000 child pornographic videos and images, 490 Giga Tribe profiles and 24 Twitter handles," said a senior police officer.
The police have widened the investigation to ascertain if some of Kirk's associates are in India.
India's Ministry of Women and Child Development had announced a National Alliance on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on January 16 to protect children from online sexual abuse. Currently, Indian law provides for five years' imprisonment for violating regulations related to child abuse. Last year, the Indian government had blocked over 1,000 websites dealing in child pornography.