Feeds

Indonesian pop star jailed over sex videos

Hard time for homemade hardcore

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Indonesian pop star Nazril "Ariel" Irham has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for participating in two homemade sex videos.

The 29-year-old was arrested last June after footage of him romping with TV presenter girlfriend Luna Maya and soap actress Cut Tari leaked onto the internet.

Irham was charged with distributing pornographic material on the internet, in breach of Indonesia's strict anti-pornography laws, and faced a maximum 12-year stretch.

His trial got off to a lively start last November when 500 fans assembled outside a Bandung court to support their idol. They insisted he'd done nothing wrong, but Islamic hardliners viewed the videos as evidence of the nation's moral decline.

In delivering sentence, presiding judge Singgih Budi Prakoso said Irham had done nothing to prevent the dissemination of the videos over the internet and showed no remorse.

The judge added: "As a public figure, the defendant should be aware that fans might imitate his behaviour."

As well as jail time, the court handed Irham a 250 million rupiah (£17,300) fine.

Although his accomplices Maya and Tari weren't charged when the scandal broke, the Jakarta Globe reports they may now face the same fate as their bedmate.

Police spokesman Inspector General Anton Bachrul Alam said: "What they did is related with Ariel. The investigators will definitely make a move since [Ariel] was found guilty today." ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.