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Updated: January 31, 2011 12:44 IST

Indonesian star gets jail time in sex-tape scandal

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Indonesian singer Nazril "Ariel" Irham of the group Peterpan sits on the defendant's chair during his trial at a district court in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Photo: AP.

Nazril "Ariel" Irham, lead singer of the band Peterpan, was found guilty on Monday of violating the country’s strict anti-pornography law.

Judges say an Indonesian pop star who rocked this predominantly Muslim nation after making several homemade sex tapes will spend the next 3 1/2 years in jail.

Nazril “Ariel” Irham, lead singer of the band Peterpan, was found guilty on Monday of violating the country’s strict anti-pornography law.

Presiding Judge Singgih Budi Prakoso told the court the star made the videos with two celebrity girlfriends and did nothing to prevent their wide distribution on the Internet.

The judge said Ariel also showed no remorse.

In addition to jail time, Ariel was fined $25,000.

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