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Riau Islands business accused of trapping women into prostitution through social media

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Batam   /   Wed, September 11, 2019   /  08:08 am
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The case came to light when a woman with the initials LA reported to the Indonesian Ombudsman that she had been scammed by a job vacancy ad she saw on Facebook. (Shutterstock/ImYanis)

A business in Karimun, Riau Islands is being accused of recruiting women from across the country with misleading ads and turning them into sex workers, police said on Monday.   Riau Islands Police claimed they discovered a prostitution business at the Villa Garden housing complex and arrested 31 sex workers. Their recruiter was arrested in Karimun and their pimp in Bandung, West Java.  The deputy director of the general crime directorate of the Riau Islands Police, Adj. Sr. Comr. Ari Darmanto, said on Monday that the case came to light when a woman with the initials LA reported to the Indonesian Ombudsman that she had been scammed by a job vacancy ad she saw on Facebook. The police followed up on the report by raiding the villa on Sunday. Meanwhile, a man identified as both DP and Vallen was arrested in Bandung, accused of having a role in advertising the fake job vaca...