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Top official from Papua accused of sexual violence against teen in Jakarta

  • Victor Mambor

    The Jakarta Post

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Jayapura/Jakarta   /   Mon, February 10, 2020   /  11:48 am
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Activists and members of the public protest in front of the House of Representatives complex in Central Jakarta on Sept. 17, 2019, to demand lawmakers pass the long-awaited bill on sexual violence against women that carries key regulations that would protect women and victims of sexual violence.(JP/Anggie Angela)

A civil servant working for the Papua administration has been accused of committing sexual violence against a female student while in Jakarta last month. The case emerged when the mother of the victim, a student of a senior high school in Jakarta, filed a report with the South Jakarta Police on Jan. 29. In her report, the mother said that the alleged perpetrator, identified only by the initials AG, a top official in Papua administration, invited her daughter to a hotel room in Jakarta where the man was staying on Jan. 28 and allegedly drugged the victim before raping her, Piter Ell, a lawyer for the victim's family, said. The student’s medical examination report and school uniform were also filed as evidence, according to Piter. "There was a threat against the family, especially the victim herself," he said. "[...] The parents had consultated with ...