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Religion teacher arrested on suspicion of impregnating student

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 20, 2018   /   01:32 pm
Religion teacher arrested on suspicion of impregnating student The suspect reportedly told the police he had married the girl with the blessings of her parents. (Shutterstock/-)

The Tangerang Police have arrested a religion teacher who allegedly impregnated a 17-year-old Quran recitation student in Solear district, Tangerang, Banten. 

The head of Tangerang Police crime division , Adj. Comr. Gogo Galesung, said the arrest was made after the police received reports from residents.

“He confessed [to the crime],” Gogo said as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday. 

However, the suspect reportedly told the police that he had married the girl with the blessings of her parents.

He is being detained at the Tangerang Police headquarters to protect him from any backlash from residents.

“We're detaining him while we investigate the case,” Gogo said. (gis)