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Kamis, 16 Juli 2020

Criminal law hinders quest for justice in Depok abuse case - Jakarta Post

Criminal law hinders quest for justice in Depok abuse case - Jakarta Post

A recent case of child sexual abuse at a Catholic church in Depok, West Java, sheds light on the flaws and complexity of Indonesia’s criminal law, which has hampered the victims’ quest for justice for a crime reportedly committed over a period of 18 years. Only three of at least 21 altar boys allegedly molested by 42-year-old church caretaker Syahril Parlindungan Marbun since 2002 have filed legal reports, and the Depok Police say they cannot “process” one of those reports because of a “lack of evidence”. Police said they considered that claimant just as a witness rather than a victim in the case because the alleged crime happened 12 years ago, so police could not make a physical forensics report. Lawyer Azas Tigor Nainggolan said that, while the victims had suffered psychological trauma, mental changes and even drug dependence, most of them w...



2020-07-16 18:00:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/paper/2020/07/16/criminal-law-hinders-quest-for-justice-in-depok-abuse-case.html

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