US national held in Hyderabad for circulating child porn
By Vamsi Krishna N : 18-Jan-2017
42 year old James Kirk Jones, an American citizen has been taken into custody by the Hyderabad Police for allegedly sharing child pornography content on the internet.
The cybercrime wing of Telangana Criminal Investigation Department has received a tip off about an IP address from which child pornography content is being uploaded and downloaded in the internet. The cybercrime wing immediately took action by tracing the address location of the IP address, and tracked it to the residence of the James Kirk Jones in Madhapur, who is working with an MNC law firm in Hyderabad.
The cybercrime police immediately raided the residence of James Kirk Jones in Madhapur in Information Technology district Cyberabad, and arrested the James Kirk Jones for allegedly sharing child pornography content.
At the residence of James Kirk Jones, the cybercrime police are able to recover a laptop containing 29288 items of Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM), an iPhone and an external hard drive containing adult pornography content. During the investigation at the residence, the cybercrime police are also able to find out 490 GigaTribe profiles and 24 Twitter handles or profiles that are being used to share child pornography content on the internet.
During the interrogation of the James Kirk Jones by the cybercrime police, Jones has admitted and confessed of the crime. He also told police that he has become addicted to the adult pornography, as he had been watching child pornography and downloading and uploading such pornography content since his childhood.
Followed by the confession of James Kirk Jones, the police have registered a case against him under the Information Technology Act and took him into custody. Further investigation has been initiated into the Twitter handles or profiles and GigaByte profiles found at the residence of James Kirk Jones, to find out any further information, the police said.