The Jakarta Post
A mother, 60, allegedly spent some Rp 3 million (US$210) per night for staying in luxury hotels in Central and West Jakarta, where she reportedly abused her adopted children for 10 years.
Jakarta Police general criminal department children and women abuse unit chief Adj. Comr. Hasiati Lawole said the widow and her five adopted children used to live in Twin Plaza Hotel in Slipi, West Jakarta, and also in Menara Peninsula Hotel nearby.
“And the last hotel is Le Meridien Hotel on Jl. Sudirman, Central Jakarta, since 2015,” Hasiati said Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.
At Le Meridien Hotel, the mother occupied two hotel rooms in which the rate is Rp 1.5 million per room per day. Hasiati did not know the room rates of the other two hotels, but added that they were luxury hotels.
She said from 2011 to 2014, the mother rented a home on Jl. Kramat Raya in Senen, Central Jakarta, but it was only used to keep her stuff.
Currently, the police are still investigating the woman's source of funds to support her luxury life, which were at odds with her background.
“Her three children were taken abroad for holiday, while the other two stayed because documents related to their birth were not complete, so they couldn't be issued passports. All of them were homeschooled, and [the school fee] is not cheap,” Hasiati said.
Central Jakarta Police chief Roma Hutajulu said earlier the children were not sent to school.
Last week, the police arrested the mother in a hotel room after one of her children ran away to his former nanny. The child told his former nanny that he and his four adopted siblings had endured abusive parenting. (wnd)