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High alert on child prostitution case: KPAI

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 4 2018   /  01:01 am

Real issues: National Commission for Child Protection (KPAI) chairman Susanto (center) speaks on Wednesday at a press briefing on a recent case of sexual violence and child trafficking allegedly involving an expat at the South Jakarta Police office in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.(JP/Ben Latuihamallo)In the wake of a child trafficking and prostitution case in South Jakarta, the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has spoken out about the dangers street children face every day.

The KPAI said the case showed how susceptible street children are to trafficking and prostitution.

“In the past, child trafficking and prostitution cases mostly involved children working at tourist sites and entertainment centers.

“These underage sexual workers didn’t come from the streets,” Ai Maryati Sholihah, KPAI’s commissioner for trafficking and exploitation, told t...