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Child prostitution ring smashed in North Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Sat, January 25, 2020   /  08:30 am
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In crisis -- This picture illustrates a child victim of trafficking.The Jakarta Police have broken up a suspected child prostitution ring in Penjaringan, North Jakarta. (Shutterstock/File)

The Jakarta Police have broken up a suspected child prostitution ring in Penjaringan, North Jakarta. The police arrested on Jan. 13 six perpetrators and removed 10 suspected victims aged 14-18 years old. Another suspect was arrested on Friday. The six suspects, who are accused of human trafficking, have been identified only as R or Mami A, Mami T, D or F, TW, A and E. The police have yet to reveal details about the seventh suspect. Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said each of them had different roles. Mami A, for example, was the owner of cafe in which the underage prostitution allegedly took place. “She [Mami A] allegedly was the one who forced the children to have sex with the cafe customers,” Yusri said as quoted by kompas.com. She shared a similar task with Mami T, however, Mami T also acted as the pimp who collected money from the guests....