Teen nabbed for allegedly running child prostitution service online
March 11, 2019 | Brainwave Science
Police have arrested a teenager in North Jakarta for allegedly running an online prostitution business exploiting children. The 17-year-old suspect, identified only as EGR, was arrested in a hotel in North Jakarta at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
“We conducted the arrest after a cyber-patrol team received information that the perpetrator offered prostitution services through a Facebook account under the name “Tasya Ayusari”, Tanjung Priok Port Police criminal investigation unit chief Adj. Comr. Moh Faruk Rozi said on Sunday, as reported by kompas.com.
An investigator posed as a client of EGR, who allegedly offered a 15-year-old prostitute for Rp 4 million (US$280). After reaching a deal, EGR allegedly brought the victim to the hotel. Police arrested him on the spot after the alleged transaction.
Indonesia faces a huge problem of child trafficking involving children and underage teenagers, particularly on the resort islands of Bali and Batam, with its victims – both boys and girls – usually from poor families or broken homes or a combination of both. The biggest challenge in prevention and solving of these crimes is that the public is not informed enough to notice if such crimes are taking place.
The roles of the government and authorities are crucial in tackling the issue of child prostitution. In addition, the government can appeal to the users of social media to report suspicious accounts, so substantial legal action can be taken immediately to block and investigate them. It is a concrete effort from all parties that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrators and secure the young victims. Meanwhile, severe punishment and sanctions that have a deterrent effect must be imposed, on the perpetrators. n Indonesia, legal and illegal labor migration is extensive, from rural areas to cities, both internally and internationally. High-risk children are often poor, uneducated, unskilled, and excluded from socio-safety networks. Young girls are trafficked for a variety of purposes, but most commonly for commercial sex within Indonesia.
Children are easy to victimize and are unable to resist. Prostitution of children is illegal under international law, as declared by the United Nations.
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In this case, iCognative test should be administered to the arrested teen, and also those who were arrested in similar cases in the past. For stimuli, the test administrator can compile details such as records of accessing the online websites for soliciting sex, records of posting the advertisements, call and transaction records for the earlier purchase of sex. The suspects who were suspected of pimping can be shown stimuli such as details of earlier known victims, suspected hideouts and brothels, sites of kidnapping, phone and social media records of interactions associated with pimping, etc.
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Main source: TheJakartaPost
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