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Jakarta Post

Sex offender jailed after Supreme Court overturns acquittal

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 14, 2019   /  09:29 pm
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The Supreme Court has found a 41-year-old man in Cibinong, West Java, identified as HI, guilty of sexually abusing two children in his neighborhood after he had earlier been declared innocent by the Cibinong District Court in Bogor, West Java. According to the ruling, HI must serve an 11-year sentence and pay a Rp 60 million (US$4,300) fine for violating articles 81 and 82 of Law No. 35/2014 on child protection. “The verdict was handed down by presiding Justice Suhadi alongside Justice Margono and Justice Desnayetty on the panel of justices,” Supreme Court spokesman Andi Samsan Nganro told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. On March 25, Judge Askandar at the Cibinong District Court had acquitted HI, despite HI himself having confessed to repeatedly molesting a 14-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, who went by pseudonyms Joni and Jeni, over the last three years. Askandar...