The National Police
will hold a meeting with US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
representatives on Monday next week to discuss a child molestation case
implicating former Jakarta International School (JIS) teacher William James
Vahey, who committed
suicide in March following an FBI investigation in his alleged pedophile
activities, had worked as a teacher in various private schools in a number of
countries, including Indonesia, for four decades.
The FBI unearthed
dozens of photographs of at least 90 of Vahey’s alleged victims - dated 2008 - and
encouraged other victims to file reports.
general crimes investigation deputy director, Sr. Comr. Toni Hermanto,
said on Wednesday that the meeting was intended to trace Vahey’s
activities while teaching at the school.
“According to the
FBI, he taught at JIS between 1992 and 2002. On Monday, the FBI will
confirm on that,” he said in Jakarta.
head of school Timothy Carr pledged the school would fully cooperate to support
the FBI’s investigation.
“We have already
contacted them [the FBI] and tomorrow we will be hosting a meeting
with our alumni, as well, to talk about the case,” he said during his visit to The
Jakarta Post on Wednesday.
Carr added that
none of JIS’ alumni had filed reports on possible sexual assaults committed by
Besides the Vahey
case, JIS is in the spotlight following a rape investigation involving its
kindergarten pupil and several cleaning staff.