Famed ‘Cyber Porn’ Physician Released from Indian Prison After 13 Years

Doctor L Prakash
Doctor L Prakash

“The doctor joined forces with his brother, Pradeep Lakshmanan, who was an emigrant to the U.S. Together they created their own porn website, AmazingIndians.com.”

In the city of New Delhi India a physician who was once sentenced to life in prison was released by order of the Madras High Court last Saturday.

Doctor L Prakash, an orthopedic specialist, had been held in prison for 13 years after being found guilty in the infamous ‘cyber porn’ case. The High Court decided to modify the life sentence imposed on him by a lower court, and release him after time served. The decision was handed down by Justices S. Tamilvanan and C.T. Selvam, who said this:

“The appellant has undergone 13 years and 3 months of the sentence. Accordingly, the conviction imposed by the Additional Sessions Judge is reaffirmed. However, the sentence of imprisonment is modified.”

Drawing found by police when they raided Prakash' office. He had plans to publish porn novellas featuring his own 'artwork.'
Drawing found by police when they raided Prakash’ office. He had plans to publish porn novellas featuring his own ‘artwork.’

The doctor, who operated a clinic in the town of Anna Nagar, was found to have manipulated teenage girls and other young women. The prosecution proved that he would hold them against their will in farm houses and abuse them sexually, He would then routinely sell the pornographic images via his websites around the world.

Prakash, who was arrested in 2001, was initially given a life-term for multiple felonies including  Immoral Trafficking, as well as Indecent Representation of Women, for dispersing obscene pictures of females on Internet.

The surgeon was also serving a concurrent, 10-year sentence for heroin trafficking.

In handing down the original sentence, the original judge had stated that – due to the gravity of the offenses committed by the doctor – maximum punishment should be given to him and no leniency should be shown.

Apparently not. Not only is he now free, his websites are still up and making money.

Here’s another view of the case:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Porn-doc-gets-10-year-RI-in-narcotics-case/articleshow/4562026.cms

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