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Notorious cleric reported for alleged sexual abuse

  • The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, February 9 2012   /  08:38 am

The Jakarta Police said on Wednesday that they have been questioning the alleged victims of sexual abuse involving a well-known cleric in the capital, identified only as Habib H.

“We are questioning 11 witnesses, all of whom are young men, who reported that they were victims of the abuse,” police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto told reporters at the police headquarters.

The report was filed by the families of the alleged victims on Dec. 16 last year. The police have yet to call Habib H in for questioning over the allegations.

Chief general crimes detective, Sr. Comr. Gatot Edy Pramono, said that the police had yet to name Habib H a suspect in the case.

“He’s not yet a suspect because the police are still investigating the case and gathering evidence,” he said as quoted by tribunnews.com.

Habib H has allegedly been sexually abusing underage boys o...