Indonesia sex video: 8 charged

2010-07-05 16:29
Jakarta - Indonesian police said on Monday they would charge eight suspects over a celebrity sex video scandal that has gripped the mainly Muslim nation and fuelled calls for internet controls.

Chief detective Ito Sumardi refused to name the suspects but said they did not include models and television personalities Luna Maya, 26, and Cut Tari, 32, who allegedly appear in the videos with rock star Nazril Ariel, 28.

Ariel, the singer with local pop band Peterpan, has already been charged with breaches of the anti-pornography law and remains in police custody awaiting trial.

Sumardi said the eight other suspects had uploaded the two explicit videos to the Internet, sparking a national scandal.
"They'll be charged under the electronic information and transactions law for an illegal distribution," Ito Sumardi said, meaning they each could face up to six years in jail and a fine of a billion rupiah.

"The investigation is ongoing. There may have been others," he added.

Ariel was arrested on June 22 but Maya and Tari remain free pending investigations.
 

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