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Two more arrested in underage male prostitution case

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 2, 2016   /  12:04 am
Two more arrested in underage male prostitution case Child abuse -- This picture illustrates a child victim of violence. The National Police said Thursday they had arrested two more people allegedly involved in the recently uncovered underage male prostitution ring. (Shutterstock/-)

The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) has arrested two more people allegedly involved in a recently uncovered underage male prostitution ring.

The two suspects, identified only as U and E, were busted at the Ciawi Market in Bogor, West Java.

“Last night, we staged a raid at the Ciawi Market, where we apprehended two people related with AR, namely U and E,” Bareskrim special economic crimes unit director Brig. Gen. Agung Setya said as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday.

The police arrested AR at a hotel in Puncak, West Java, early on Wednesday, claiming that 99 children had been victims of his prostitution ring.

Similarly with AR, Agung said, U was also involved in recruiting the underage male prostitutes. Although connected with each other, U and AR worked for two different networks, said Agung.

Agung said that E had both helped AR to recruit children and been a client of the sex workers. “E also helped AR prepare accounts to take in money from their clients,” said Agung.

Police are still investigating the case as they believe AR did not work alone,

The police said the suspects could face multiple charges as they were suspected of breaking Law No.11/2008 on information and electronic transactions, Law No.44/2008 on pornography, and Law No.21/2007 on human trafficking eradication. (cal/ebf)

 

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