The Jakarta Post
Local police arrested six individuals, four suspected of being sex workers and two as pimps, in Margonda Residence Apartment in Depok, West Java.
Depok Police chief Comr. Bintoro said the suspects used social media, including Twitter, Instagram and WeChat, to advertise their services.
“It brings unease because minors can access these services,” said Bintoro on Wednesday as reported by tempo.co.
One of the suspects, identified as DP, stated joining sex work about a month ago out of financial need to support two younger siblings.
“Then my friend asked me to do online sex work, so I accepted,” DP said on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com.
Police will charge the six suspects under the 2009 Electronics Transaction Law, facing a maximum sentence of six years' imprisonment.
The concern of online prostitution was triggered in early July, when the Jakarta Police arrested two men for allegedly running a prostitution business, involving minors, using Facebook in Kalibata City Apartment in South Jakarta. (nor)