Child porn: Telangana police arrest 42-yr-old US national in Hyderabad

A laptop containing 29,288 videos and images, 490 Giga Tribe profiles and 24 twitter handlers/profiles sharing child pornography, an external hard drive containing adult pornography and also an i-Phone containing adult pornography, were seized

Child porn: Telangana police arrest 42-yr-old US national in Hyderabad

A 42-year-old US citizen has been arrested in Hyderabad for allegedly circulating child pornography on the internet. The accused, James Kirk Jones from New Jersey, was working as a linguistic expert at a law firm in the city since 2012.

He got under the police scanner after the cyber-crime wing of Telangana police received information from Interpol a few days ago that illegal child pornography was being circulated from a particular IP address. The IP address was traced to Jones's home in Madhapur, a suburb of Hyderabad, after which cops started watching the activities of the accused to see if he was also abusing children physically, NDTV reported. He was arrested on Tuesday.


A laptop containing 29,288 videos and images, 490 Giga Tribe profiles and 24 twitter handlers/profiles sharing child pornography, an external hard drive containing adult pornography and also an i-Phone containing adult pornography, were seized, the police said.

A case has been filed under the Information Technology Act, 2000. Jones was produced before the court yesterday and remanded in judicial custody. If convicted, he might face up to five years of jail.