Owner of most popular Internet porn sites arrested in Germany

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By: Aarav Sen 

The owner of the most popular porn websites in the world has been arrested by police in Germany, according to police reports.

Prosecutors said that the German owner of YouPorn and Pornhub websites has been arrested on suspicion of tax evasion.

Thylmann Fabian, was arrested last week, on a warrant in Germany, and is currently in custody in Belgium, where he lives. Ulrich Bremer, a spokesperson for prosecutors in Cologne, said Tuesday, that several properties including his home, were searched last week.

Bremer said that it is unclear when Thylmann could be extradited to Germany. He could not tell if someone else is under investigation or give more details of the case.

Pornhub and YouPorn, are among the 110 most popular sites in the world, according to web information company Alexa.

This latest arrest comes after the owner of a highly popular file sharing company,, was arrested for piracy, according to reports.



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