Dutch child porn suspect says he is innocent

19th November 2009, Comments 1 comment

D utch national Will Heum says he did not confess to producing and distributing pornographic child videos on the internet.

Chennai – A former manager of an Indian orphanage protested his innocence as he appeared in court Wednesday charged with producing child pornography.

"I did not commit any crime... I just want to get back to the Netherlands," Dutch national Will Heum told reporters as he left a city court here that sent him back to jail until 2 December when his pre-trial hearing will resume.

Heum was picked up from his home in Chennai earlier this month after the Britain-based Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre alerted Interpol.

M. Sudhakar, who heads Chennai's police department's cyber crime unit, told the court Heum confessed to producing and distributing pornographic child videos on the internet, but the 56-year-old suspect contested the claim.

"No, I have not confessed anything. They (police) have no case against me," he told reporters as officers led him off to a prison.

Heum has also sought bail with the application to be decided on Thursday, said assistant public prosecutor Raja, who uses one name.

Detectives seized compact discs, computer hard drives, memory cards and a laptop from Heum's home.

Heum has said he was engaged in social services in India.

According to police, he had operated a boys orphanage called Little Home in Mahabalipuram, 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Chennai, where he moved in 1995.

He was previously arrested by the Mahabalipuram police in 2002 and charged with having sex with minors. This case is still pending.

AFP / Expatica

1 Comment To This Article

  • b4blue posted:

    on 19th November 2009, 13:42:14 - Reply

    This is horrible. It's even worse if the guy is actually innocent because nobody will believe him. It just sounds like a cliche.