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Jakarta Post

Neighbors silent after sex abuse claims in Ciracas

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 1 2013   /  09:15 am

Fear has kept the family that alleged that a police officer sexually abused their 5-year-old son from returning to their home in Ciracas, East Jakarta.

Their neighbors have allegedly called them liars, accusing them of causing a commotion in the poor and relatively quiet neighborhood.

At the recommendation of the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA), the family has been living with relatives in West Jakarta since filing a formal police report on Sunday.

Komnas PA secretary-general Samsul Ridwan said on Thursday that commission officials would escort the family back home in the next few days.

“We will meet the family on Friday to give moral support so that they can be prepared to go back to the neighborhood,” Samsul said.

The police have said that it would be safe for the family to return. “We have checked that the residents have no...