Cleric alleged sexual abuse victims regret police hesitant probe
Seto Mulyadi: Psychologist and National Commission for Child Protection chairman. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
A psychologist who is currently assisting the victims of alleged sexual abuse done by Habib Hasan Assegaf acknowledges he regrets the police slow movement in the investigation.
“We have provided convincing evidences and the testimonies given by the victims are so far solid then I don’t see any reason why the police look very hesitant in handling the investigation,” psychologist Seto Mulyadi told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.
Seto said he would wait until next week for the police to make progress in the investigation, “Or else, we will come to the public, asking for everybody’s concern on this case.”
The comment was made following earlier police statement that they were stuck in the middle of the investigation due to lack of significant evidences.
Neta S Pane of the Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) confirmed that the police were seen hesitant in handling this case.
“It has been very blatant that the police are moving nowhere in the investigation, therefore many similar cases in the past had been ended amicably settled,” he said.
Commenting on this, Seto said he and the victims had no plan to discuss the case directly with the habib. Let alone seeking for amicable settlement.
“We will stick to the law process,” he said.
Allegations of Hasan’s sexual abuse first surfaced after reports appeared online late last year, accusing him of sexually abusing his disciples, most of whom were underage boys.