The event labeled “Tantric Full Body Energy Orgasm Retreat” was planned in Ubud for March 6 – 9. Each participant was supposed to be charged USD 600.
This news angered the Balinese community, including a famous public figure Niluh Djelantik. The designer has been critical in addressing various problems in Bali, including the behavior of foreigners who are considered to have damaged the image of the Island of the Gods.
Niluh said the orgasm class was opened by a foreigner named Andrew Barnes. She also questioned whether the orgasm class was related to the sex business.
The class was organized by Andrew Barnes, a tantra teacher. Niluh also posted news from outside media that said several women accused this man of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.
Head of the Bali Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regional Office Jamaruli Manihuruk said Andrew Barnes was secured in a villa in the Ubud area, Gianyar Regency, on Friday (5/3/2021).
“This afternoon our officers met the person concerned and we have taken the passport, and have arrested him,” said Jamaruli.
The officers are currently conducting further checks on both the residence permit and the events that will be held.
“Earlier, after we met the person concerned, we wanted to take him to the immigration office, but about 20 minutes later officers from the Police came to pick him up for further investigation,” said Jamaruli.
Kemenkumham Bali is still waiting for the results of the investigation conducted by the police.
“Later, if there is a violation, we can use the results of the examination as a basis for giving or carrying out immigration actions or immigration crimes,” explained Jamaruli Manihuruk.