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Jakarta Post

Motorcycle taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting teenager

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 7, 2017   /   06:20 pm
Motorcycle taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting teenager A Jakarta resident uses his smartphone to access an online motorcycle taxi application. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

An online motorcycle taxi driver, Chairulloh, 37, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in Matraman, East Jakarta.

The alleged incident happened on Wednesday at around 7:30 a.m. after the complainant booked Chairulloh, a driver for Grab, who drove her to his friend's house on Jl. Slamet Riyadi IV, instead of to her internship office in Central Jakarta as booked.

East Jakarta Police chief, Andry Wibowo, claimed that Chairulloh then sexually assaulted the girl at the house.

"After the assault, he took the victim to her internship," Andry said in his statement on Thursday.

The girl and her father reported the incident to the police.

Chairulloh had been arrested and questioned by the police, Andry said. 

Meanwhile, Grab Indonesia’s country marketing director Mediko Azwar said the company regretted the incident and apologized to the alleged victim.

Grab Indonesia has terminated its cooperation with Chairulloh.

“Our current priority is to give the full support and assistance needed by the passenger and her family. We will also cooperate with the police and other related parties regarding the investigation of this matter,” he said. (cal)