Man gets six month’s jail over sale of obscene videos

He owned a Twitter account containing sexually explicit material and made 816 obscene videos for sale.

Muhammad Khairy Ariffin was later caught with 203 sexually explicit videos of children which were made by others.

He had not intentionally sought out these child abuse videos.

Instead, they had been automatically downloaded from chat groups on messaging platform Telegram.

Khairy, 30, was sentenced to six months and six weeks’ jail on Friday. He had pleaded guilty to being in possession of child pornography, among other offences.

Around 2018, he began using dating app Grindr, which is commonly used by gay men.

He got consent from fellow app users to film their sexual activities and post the videos on his Twitter account.

The filming was usually done in the staircase areas of Housing Board blocks near his home.

Initially, he posted his obscene videos for free, but his followers later asked him to put the clips up for sale. They also said they were willing to pay for hotel rooms for sexual activities.

At the time of his arrest, he had about 34,000 followers on Twitter and some 1,600 members in his Telegram group chat.

His bail was set at S$15,000 (RM49,885) and he is expected to surrender himself at the State Courts on May 2 to begin serving his sentence. — The Straits Times/ANN

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