A 64-year-old grandfather with the initials AD, a resident of Nagari Pakan Sinayan, Banuhampu District, Agam Regency, was arrested by the Bukittinggi Police Criminal Investigation Unit for alleged sexual abuse of dozens of minors in the local area.
“It’s true, the suspect was arrested based on a report from one of the victim’s families, at this time we have received reports from five representatives of the victim’s family who were taken to the BAP, still being developed with the addition of other victims,” said Ipda Herwin in Bukittinggi, Saturday, as quoted Between.
He explained from the suspect’s confession, there were about twenty minors, most of whom were local residents who were victims of the perpetrators.
“The suspect admitted to what he did at the snack shop and his daily items, the victim included a boy and a girl. We are still investigating the mental state of the suspect who claimed to have been a victim of a sodomy case,” he said.
Meanwhile, according to the suspect’s confession, he did this to elementary school-aged children who shop at his shop and are located in densely populated settlements next to mosques and madrasas where children learn the Koran.
“I have only done this in the last two months, I am annoyed with some naughty children who do not pay for their shopping because of lack of money,” said the perpetrator, who is known to already have grandchildren.
Meanwhile, one of the victim’s parents who did not want to be named said that their child had been molested since 2018 by the perpetrators and it was only in the last few months that it was known until it was reported to the police.
“There are even some children here who claim to have been molested by the perpetrators in 2015, this case really scared us, hopefully other residents whose children are victims can immediately report them to the authorities, so as not to disturb the mentality of our children in the future,” he said. he.
For his actions, the suspect was charged with Article 82 paragraph 1 of Law Number 35 of 2014 concerning Child Protection with a threat of 15 years in prison.