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Two arrested for allegedly prostituting underage girls via Facebook

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 7, 2018   /   07:18 pm
Two arrested for allegedly prostituting underage girls via Facebook Kalibata City apartments in South Jakarta (kompas.com/Raditya Helabumi)

The Jakarta Police have arrested two people for allegedly running a prostitution business offering underage girls at Kalibata City apartments.

The two suspects, identified only as MNR, 20, and MS aka Ipinsept, 17, were arrested on Thursday night at the apartment complex.

“The illicit practice was uncovered after we received a report about a girl aged 16 who had gone missing for five days,” said Pancoran Police’s general crime unit chief First Insp. Anton Prihartono as quoted on Saturday by tempo.co.

The person who filed the report to the police suspected the girl was at Kalibata City apartments based on the last message they received from her on Facebook.

The police looked through her Facebook account and came across MS’ account Ipinsept, which led them to an apartment at Lotus Tower.

When the police arrived at the apartment, they found six males, and four girls who the police suspected were employed as prostitutes. They told the police that MS was at another apartment in another tower. The police eventually found MS with the girl in the other apartment.

According to the police, MS admitted that they and MNR run a prostitution business through Facebook. (iwa)