Indonesia sex video: police hold rock star

Indonesia sex video: police hold rock star

Indonesia sex video: police hold rock star

Posted 22 June 2010, 16:49 AEST

An Indonesian rock musician has surrendered to police after he was accused of breaching the country's anti-pornography laws by starring in a homemade sex video.

Grainy home videos allegedly starring singer Nazril Ariel with celebrity girlfriends were downloaded many times on Indonesian social networking sites earlier this month.

A police spokesman says authorities were detaining the singer for 24 hours before deciding whether to release him.

The scandal - dubbed "Peterporn", after Ariel's band Peterpan - has made headlines in the mainly Muslim country.

In Indonesial, those found guilty of breaching anti-pornography laws can face jail terms of up to 12 years.