Bangladeshi student charged with producing child porn

A BANGLADESHI student of a private university in Kuala Lumpur claimed trial in the Seremban Sessions Court today to 12 counts of producing and possessing child pornographic materials.

Zobaidul Amin, 24, made the plea after changes were read out in English before judge Surita Budin.

Eight of the charges were framed under section 5 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 for making, producing and directing the making or production of child pornography in picture and video form using the Snapchat app.

Four other charges were framed under section 10 of the same law, which is having access or possession of child pornography involving 740 digital images in a handphone, USB drives, and hard disk drives.

All the offences were allegedly committed at a house in Bukit Rasah between October 26, 2021 and September 19 this year.

Zobaidul, represented by lawyer Harvindar Singh, was allowed bail of RM8,000 on each count or a total of RM96,000 with one local surety and also ordered to report himself to the nearest police station once a month.

Deputy public prosecutor Zahida Zakaria prosecuted.

The court set November 30 for mention. – Bernama, September 22, 2022.

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