The case of alleged sexual intercourse by several youths occurred again in Buleleng. A junior high school student with the initials LASP, 13, from Seririt District, was rotated by five youths at the crime scene in a boarding house on Jalan Srikandi, Babakan Hamlet, Sambangan Village, Sukasada District, Buleleng. The action took place for two days, on Monday (26/4) and Tuesday (27/4).
Three of the five perpetrators are adults. I Dewa Made Purna Yoga, 19, from Kelurahan / Kecamatan Sukasada, Buleleng, Komang Bangkit Arya Utama, 19, from Kerobokan Village, Sawan District, Buleleng, and Putu Angga Pramayasa, 19, from Pengelatan Village, District / Regency Buleleng.
The three adult suspects have been sent to the Buleleng Police Headquarters detention center since last Wednesday (5/5). They were officially detained after the police had enough evidence.
Evidence included the victim’s clothes that were worn during the incident, namely black t-shirts and pants with brown spots, pink striped bra, and white panties. This is also supported by the results of the post mortem which stated that the victim had to tear of the hymen.
The Women and Children Protection Unit (PPA), Sat Reskrim, Buleleng Police, which handled this case previously also asked several witnesses in this case.
The Adjunct Police Commissioner Suseno added that not all of the suspects were detained because the other 2 suspects were recorded as minors. They are teenagers with the initials GS, 17, and Putu A, 15, from Sukasada District, Buleleng.
“The five suspects had a friendship with each other. Meanwhile, with the victim, some were friends and some were acquaintances,” added Suseno.
The Adjunct Police Commissioner Suseno revealed that this act of sexual intercourse was consensual. Nevertheless, legal traps cannot be avoided, because the victim is still a minor.
The chronology of the intercourse that happened to the LASP victim began when one of the perpetrators invited the 13-year-old teenager to his boarding house on Monday afternoon at around 3:00 p.m.. At the boarding house, the suspect asked the victim to talk before they finally had an intimate relationship.
Furthermore, still at the same location on Monday at 18.30, the victim was invited to meet the perpetrator Gede S, who was a friend of Dewa Yoga. Perpetrator Gede S then went into the boarding house with the victim. The victim was then seduced by the perpetrator and intercourse occurred.
At the boarding house, another perpetrator, Putu A, had sex with LASP again on Tuesday morning at around 01.30. A few hours later, at around 3:00 a.m., it was the turn of Bangkit to come to the boarding house and ask the victim to have sex with him.
In the morning, at around 9:00 a.m., the victim was again acquainted with the perpetrator, Angga. The perpetrator Angga then had intercourse with the victim. The victim was just escorted back to her house in the Seririt sub-district, on Wednesday afternoon at 17.00.
The parents of the LASP victim, who felt that their child was suspicious, interrogated the victim. It was revealed that the victim had been sexually assaulted by several people.
The victim’s parents reported the incident that happened to their daughter to the Buleleng Police Headquarters on Monday (4/5) with five different reports. The five perpetrators were immediately arrested the next day, on Tuesday (5/5).
The suspects are now charged under Article 81 of Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 35 of 2014 concerning Child Protection, with the threat of a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 15 years in prison, and a maximum fine of IDR 5 billion. Suspects who are minors are still subject to legal proceedings even though they are not subject to detention.
Meanwhile, one of the suspects, Dewa Yoga, when presented in the case release, admitted that he had known the LASP victim in the past two months through an online chat application.
He admitted that he had met the victim twice before the incident.
The case of rotating intercourse has stirred up Buleleng in October 2020. The victim, who is also a junior high school student, was sexually assaulted by 11 perpetrators, at five crime scenes at different times.
Of the 11 perpetrators, four of them were adults. Kadek Arya Gunawan alias Berit, 22, Putu Rudi Ariawan, 19, Gede Putra Ariawan, 19, and Kadek Candra Yasa, 18. The four perpetrators, who are old enough, have undergone a verdict hearing in April and were sentenced to five years in prison.
Meanwhile, the other seven suspects are still minors, each with the initials KDAP, KJAY, TIS, NGPJ, GAW, ERS, and SOP. The five defendants who are still minors have undergone a verdict hearing on Tuesday (11/5).
The verdict trial was held virtually in the Singaraja District Court Chakra Room, chaired by the Chief Judge I Gede Karang Anggayasa.
During the trial, the Chief Justice sentenced them to imprisonment for two years and six months and a sentence of job training for four months.
photo by Eka Prasetya