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Jakarta Post

Teen says she was sold to traffickers in Batam: Lawyer

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Depok   /   Wed, October 3 2012   /  10:30 am

The lawyer of the 14-year-old Depok girl who was held captive for a week and raped by a Facebook “friend” says he suspects human traffickers were to blame.Dwi Handy Pardede said that his client, identified by her initials, SAS, claimed that her captor said she would be sold to someone in Batam, Riau Islands. “We strongly believe that they belonged to a syndicate. Perhaps they aborted the plan to send the victim to Batam because of the media coverage about the missing girl,” Dwi said.The captors of SAS took her from a house in Parung, Bogor, and left her at the Depok bus terminal on Monday, where local residents recognized her from flyers distributed by her family. The girl, a junior high school student in Depok, befriended a man named Den Gilang or Yugi on Facebook last month, according to Dwi. Yugi, a public minivan driver, seduced the teen online before convincing her to meet ...