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Ariel Sex Tape: Pop Star Could Face Jail Time Over Scandal

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Police say they have detained a popular Indonesian singer over a sex-tape scandal.

Pop star Nazril Irham, better known as Ariel, could face jail time if found guilty of violating the country's strict anti-pornography law.

Two separate videos allegedly showing the 28-year-old in bed – in each, with a different celebrity girlfriend – started circulating on the Internet in early June.

The scandal topped newscasts for weeks and dominated chatter on social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

National police deputy spokesman Brig. Gen. Zainuri Lubis said the singer turned himself Tuesday after he was named a suspect in the case.

Authorities have until Wednesday morning to determine if there is enough evidence to charge him.

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