Dutch national Heum says he is not guilty

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Chennai, Feb 27 (ANI): William Heum, the Dutch national, who was arrested last year in November under the new IT Act for digital child pornography has claimed innocence.

Speaking to the media persons here on Friday, Heum sought assistance from the Dutch Embassy, saying they should help him. He said the embassy is in constant touch with his lawyer.

Heum, 56, was earlier granted bail by the Saidapet Metropolitan Court in Chennai with a directive that he should appear before the cyber crime wing of the Tamil Nadu Police once in a week.

The cyber crime wing had arrested Heum on November 7 last year for uploading child pornographic content on the Internet.

Pornographic CDs and other incriminating documents used in the process were also recovered during the raid.

Heum however, claims he was arrested for being a social worker. Heum was previously arrested by the Mahabalipuram Police in 2002 and charged with having sex with minors.

That trial is still on. (ANI)

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