House Honorary Council Starts Investigating Porn Video

By webadmin on 12:05 pm May 14, 2012
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Markus Junianto Sihaloho

The House of Representatives Honorary Council said it would begin an investigation on Monday into a porn video allegedly involving some of its own members.

“We will start the investigation today with an information technology expert and digital forensic expert to analyze the video’s originality, as well as to analyze whether the perpetrators are lawmakers or only look like them,” said M. Prakosa, chairman of the Honorary Council. “It will be finished in one or two days.”

Prakosa said if the investigation results showed a lawmaker had been involved in the video, the council would summon the lawmaker next week.

The sex tape recently circulated on the Internet, featuring a woman who looked like a lawmaker from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle with the initials of K.M.N and a man who was alleged to be Aria Bima, also from the same party. Aria denied he was in the video and instead pointed to another man, with the initials of E.G.M. as the man featured in the tape.

The Honorary Council said it would not involve the police in its investigation because the tape was only considered an ethics violation.

“This is not related to the police, we only handle ethics [violations],” Prakosa said.

Making and distributing pornography is illegal under the 2008 Anti-Pornography Law and carries a maximum sanction of 12 years in prison.

If a lawmaker is found to be in the video, police could then get involved.

In 2010, Nazril “Ariel” Irham was sentenced to three years and six months in jail after sex tapes, taken from his laptop without his knowledge by a former employee, featuring him ended up online.