– Kapuas Police Chief AKBP Manang Soebeti revealed the chronology of the disclosure of cases of underage prostitution whose transactions were carried out through social media or online, Thursday, August 19, 2021.
In this case, two perpetrators were arrested. One of them is a man with the initials A (61) who has the heart to sell his biological child who is still underage to serve the lust of a masher.
One other perpetrator with the initials R (33) is suspected of being a pimp or a person who offers sexual transaction services through WhatsApp social media and cooperates with the victim’s father.
Kapuas Police Chief AKBP Manang Soebeti said this disclosure began on August 17, 2021 at around 22:05 WIB in a hotel room in Kuala Kapuas City. Perpetrator R as a pimp and A is the biological father of the victim caught red-handed sexually exploiting a minor.
“We received information from the public until it was checked and it turned out to be true, so we detained two suspects,” said Manang.
He explained that the child or victim was escorted by his father himself to the hotel to serve people who had made sexual transactions offered by R to the victim.
“Furthermore, the money from sexual transactions with minors is handed over from perpetrator R to A and then divided,” he said.
The police chief said that the perpetrator had been carrying out this prostitution practice for 2 years before the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The evidence that was secured was in the form of cash worth Rp. 550,000, one mobile phone, one Scoopy motorbike and one hotel room key,” he said.
Perpetrators of criminal acts of sexual exploitation of minors will be subject to Article 88 of Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 17 of 2016 concerning Stipulation of Substitute Government Regulation Number 1 of 2016 concerning Amendments to Law Number 35 of 2014 concerning Amendments to Law Number 23 of 2002 concerning Child Protection.