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Jakarta Post

Pregnant rape victim reports cleric to police

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 28 2010   /  11:14 am

A pregnant rape victim has reported a 63-year-old cleric to the Jakarta Police for allegedly raping her under hypnosis in July last year.The Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI) revealed Wednesday that the victim, 16, decided to report the rapist to the police and refuse his marriage proposal. The PBHI had helped the teenager, who is now seven months pregnant, report the cleric to the police on Jan. 11.The cleric is the leader of Darun Nadwah Islamic boarding school in Cikupa, Tangerang, Banten province, where the victim was a pupil.“Thus far, the police have yet to decide which investigators will handle the case. “They promised to inform us soon,” Gandhi, a staff member of the PBHI for advocation, said after accompanying the girl and her family at a meeting with the National Commission for Children’s Protection on Wednesday.Gandhi said that the PBHI was askin...