A Dutch national, arrested on charges of uploading material on child sexual abuse on the Internet, was on Wednesday remanded to judicial custody for 15 days by a court in Chennai.
The bail plea of William Heum will come up for hearing before a magistrate court on Thursday.
The public prosecutor said William had confessed to the crime but later denied doing so.
"I have not confessed to anything," William told reporters outside the court.
William, who has been staying in India for the past 30 years, was arrested on November 7 from a house at Choolaimedu here, following an Interpol alert that he was uploading child pornographic content on the Internet.
A computer hard disc, laptop and other accessories were recovered from William, who was charged under different sections of the IT (Amendment Act) 2008.
William had told investigators that he was a social worker.