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USU lecturer given only warning letter after alleged sexual assault

  • Apriadi Gunawan and Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

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Medan and Jakarta   /   Mon, May 27, 2019   /  02:53 pm
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Despite allegations of sexual harassment against his female students, a lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of North Sumatra (USU), identified only as Sisipus, has only been given a warning letter from the faculty and is therefore still allowed to teach.(Shutterstock/File)

Despite allegations of sexual harassment against his female students, a lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of North Sumatra (USU), identified only as Sisipus, has only been given a warning letter from the faculty and is therefore still allowed to teach. One of his alleged victims, Diana (not her real name), drew public attention after she shared her story with #NamaBaikKampus (Campus Reputation), a collaboration involving The Jakarta Post, tirto.id and VICE Indonesia, in February. Diana regarded Sisipus as a respected lecturer whom she could trust. He had helped her to improve her grade in his class. So when he asked her to go with him on a field trip to conduct research in February last year, she said yes without a second thought, as she was excited to learn from him. Sisipus said they were going to the village where she wa...