Jakarta, IDN Times – A bajaj driver in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, raped 3 minors. Even one of the victims aged 12 years to get pregnant. The perpetrator has the initials D (57).
The Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (KemenPPPA) condemned the case of sexual violence against children.
“KemenPPPA gives high appreciation for the quick response of the East Jakarta P2TP2A and the East Jakarta Metro Police,” said Assistant Deputy for Child Services in Need of Special Protection, KemenPPPA, Robert Parlindungan Sitinjak, quoted Friday (11/3/2022).
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1. The suspect has been arrested and is in the process of being investigated
The East Jakarta Metro Police have arrested the suspect and the case is still under investigation, in order to complete the case file to be submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Child victims have also undergone a visa. East Jakarta P2TP2A has also carried out outreach and assistance for victims. Support for other service needs will be provided according to the results of the assessment by the service personnel.
2. The perpetrator must pay compensation to the victim and his identity will be revealed to the public
Robert added, in addition to ensuring policies and regulations for the special protection of children, KemenPPPA encourages law enforcement officers to apply punishments in accordance with the laws that apply to perpetrators.
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Suspects can be charged with multiple articles, one of which is primary Article 76 D of Law No. 35 of 2014 in conjunction with Article 81 paragraphs 1,2,3,6 of Law 17 of 2016 concerning the 2nd Amendment of Law Number 23 of 2002 concerning Child Protection into Law.
Suspects can be jailed for five to 15 years with a maximum fine of Rp. 5 billion, and there is an additional penalty in the form of announcing the identity of the perpetrator. In addition, restitution or compensation to victims is also a discussion in this case.
3. The number of reported cases of violence against women and children continues to increase
In the Online Information System for the Protection of Women and Children (PPA Symphony), there has been an increasing trend of reporting cases of violence against women and children since 2019. From 8,854 to 10,247 reported cases of violence against women and children. In 2021, from 11,057 reports rose to 14,517 cases of violence against children.
“The facts from the PPPA Symphony data reveal that one perpetrator can commit violence against more than one victim. Most of the perpetrators of violence are the closest people to the victim, even the most reported incidents are in the household and/or the neighborhood where the victim lives,” said Robert.
4. Report cases of violence around us
The public’s awareness to speak up has indeed made the number of reports increase. This requires a commitment to fair law enforcement on the victim. The community also has a role in protecting children by daring to report if they see or know for themselves cases of violence against women and children. Reports can be made by calling 129 (SAPA) or whatsapp message 08-111-129-129.
KemenPPPA also claims that it will continue to strengthen the role of Community-Based Integrated Child Protection (PATBM), with early detection and education with the community, moreover parents and guardians of children have an important role in preventing and supervising acts of violence.
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