Chinese gets jail term for Internet pornography

February 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for operating a pornographic website in China via a US-based web server, authorities said Friday.

China has clamped down on the spread of pornography through Internet and mobile phones, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said in a statement issued Friday.

Sheng Jiarong, from Qingdao city in east China’s Shandong province, was found to be operating a pornographic website via a US server for the purpose of reaping advertising revenues, reported Xinhua citing the statement.

His website was found to have 703 pornographic photos, 9,111 erotic e-novels and 99 videos during an online crackdown campaign in early 2011.

A district court in Qingdao sentenced Sheng to 10 years in prison and imposed a fine of 20,000 yuan (about $3,100).

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