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Medan orphanage chief on trial for allegedly raping a child under his care

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

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Medan   /   Tue, August 11, 2020   /  06:30 am
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A director of Simpang Tiga orphanage in Medan Petisah district, Medan, North Sumatra is on trial at Medan District Court for allegedly raping a child under his care over the course of seven years.(Shutterstock/File)

A director of Simpang Tiga orphanage in Medan Petisah district, Medan, North Sumatra is on trial at Medan District Court for allegedly raping a child under his care over the course of seven years. If convicted, the suspect, identified only by the initials ENS, faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to Rp 5 billion (US$363,500) under the Child Protection Law. Social Affairs Ministry social worker Riri Novita Sari, who has been assisting the victim, said that the suspect had been sexually abusing the victim multiple times since she was 7 years old back in 2012. Riri went on to say that ENS, who had a total of 25 children under his care, was also a member of the Medan child protection task force.  Separately, the head of the child division of the Medan Women’s Empowerment, Child Protection and Community Empowerment office, Delisah Nasution, confirmed Riri&rsq...