Porn cybercrime in India shock

Well, that headline probably grabbed your attention, didn't it?

It seems that a middle-aged Pentecostal Church priest and his college-going son in Kerala Province have become the first people in India to be prosecuted for pornographic cybercrime.

According to the India Times, the courts in Pathanamthitta last week sentenced the father-son duo to seven year in jail, finding them around 415 quid each as well.

The paper says that T S Balan - aka Balakrishna Nai -, pastor of the Sharon Pentecostal Church, and his son Aneesh Balan were convicted for morphing, Web hosting and emailing nude pictures of the head of the Indian Pentecostal Church and his family.

It seems that Balan worked with Pastor T S Abraham, head of the Indian Pentecostal Church until a falling out occurred. Balan then joined another church and decided to get his own back by forging photos of Abraham and his family.

The nudey photos were then apparently emailed out and even appeared on at least one Web site.

Incredibly, despite the evidence, the case took four years to trundle through the courts. This probably says a lot about the Indian judicial system, as well as the state of cybercrime legislation there...