Denpasar Police, Bali, arrested a man with the initials Poltak P Manihuruk (42) for pimping several commercial sex workers in Denpasar, Bali, on Wednesday (7/4).
This suspect was arrested after a public report that a hotel on Jalan Teuku Umar, Denpasar, was often used as a place of prostitution.
“An investigation was carried out and information was obtained that the suspect often sold prostitutes to men who wanted sexual relations,” said Denpasar Police Chief Jansen Avitus Panjaitan at the Denpasar Police Headquarters, Bali, Friday (9/4) afternoon.
Furthermore, the police carried out development and checked a hotel, Jalan Teuku Umar, on Wednesday (7/4) at around 20:45.
Then, at the hotel, two rooms were found containing not a husband-wife couple who were currently having sex. The two women, namely one Indonesian citizen and one foreign national from Uzbekistan. Furthermore, the four people were asked for information and examination.
“One of the women offered was a foreign citizen of Uzbekistan,” added Panjaitan.
The rate for one date with a duration of one hour was Rp 2.5 million.
With this information, on the same day, the police then arrested the suspect at his boarding house, on Jalan Gelogor Carik, Denpasar, Bali.
“The suspect offers women to men or orders via WhatsApp for Rp 2,5 million per person,” said Panjaitan.
The payment was given to the woman in the amount of Rp. 1,5 million and Rp. 1 million was the suspect’s share.
“The results of interrogation have repeatedly been the case of this obscene or immoral act. From our investigation, the suspect has committed this act since early 2020,” said Panjaitan.
Also, the suspect admitted that he had acquaintances of three Uzbek women to offer and claimed to get to know these foreigners at a discotheque in Bali.
Currently, the police are still investigating this case, including coordinating with Immigration in Bali for the status of these foreigners.
“The suspect is subject to Article 296 of the Criminal Code and/or Article 506 of the Criminal Code with a maximum imprisonment of one year and four months,” said Kombes Pol Jansen.
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