Chennai: A Dutch national arrested on
child pornography charges in November last year has been
granted bail by a local court here.
Fifty-six-year-old William Heum was granted
conditional bail last evening by Saidapet metropolitan court
which asked him to sign at the Cyber Crime Wing once a week.
On a tip-off from Interpol, Heum was arrested by the
Cyber wing of the city police under the IT Act for uploading
child pornographic content on the Internet.
Heum is also facing charges of sexually abusing
children at an orphanage in Mahabalipuram in 2002 but was let
out on bail. The trial is going on in the case.
The public prosecutor had earlier said Heum had
confessed to the crime but the latter had denied doing so.
Heum, who has been staying in India for the past 30
years, was arrested on November 7 last year from a house at
Choolaimedu area here. A computer hard disc, laptop and other
accessories were recovered from Heum, who was charged under
different sections of the IT (Amendment Act) 2008.
Heum had told investigators that he was a social