CrimeA Civil Servant Arrested for Molesting a Child

A Civil Servant Arrested for Molesting a Child


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A civil servant of the Klungkung Regency Government, Putu S, 59, was thrown into a detention cell because he was suspected of having sex with a 10-year-old boy.

The victim was DM, an elementary school student who lives in a boarding house in the Banjarangkan District, Klungkung.

The suspect, Putu S has his daily duties in the Community Economic Empowerment Sector at the Community and Village Empowerment Service, Population Control, and Family Planning Department of Klungkung Regency.

This civil servant officer twice molested DM at a boarding house in the Banjarangkan District area, in December 2020 and March 2021. Initially, the suspect Putu S had an affair with the victim’s mother.

Klungkung Police Chief, The Adjunct Senior Commissioner of Police Bima Aria Viyasa, said that when he reported this case, DM was also invited to the Klungkung Police Headquarters. Based on the information from his mother, DM was molested twice in a boarding house in the Banjarangkan District area.

“The victim has also undergone a post mortem at the Klungkung Regional Hospital,” said Bima Aria.

The suspect, Putu S, was arrested by the police on Wednesday night, only a few hours after the victim was reported. Until now, the police are still investigating the case.

The suspect Sang Putu S is charged with Article 76 in connection with Article 82 paragraph (1) of Law Number 35 of 2014 concerning Amendments to Law Number 23 of 2002 concerning Child Protection, with a minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 15 years in prison, plus a maximum fine of IDR 5 billion.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Office for Community and Village Empowerment, Population Control, and Family Planning for Klungkung Regency, I Wayan Suteja, said that in accordance with Government Regulation (PP) Number 11 of 2017 concerning Management of Civil Servants, Civil Servants who are caught in criminal cases and have been designated as suspects can be temporarily suspended as civil servants.

The case that ensnared civil servants within the Klungkung Regency Government is similar to the case of a security officer, I Ketut Bina Setiarawan, 39, in Tabanan City.

The suspect Ketut Bina was arrested by the Tabanan Police for allegedly having sex with a boy with the initials EAR, 7. Apart from having sex with a 7-year-old boy, the suspect Ketut Bina also had an affair with the victim’s mother. The suspect Ketut Bina, victim EAR, and the victim’s mother have known each other for a long time.

According to the information, the alleged case of child sexual abuse in Tabanan occurred on Friday (30/4) at 5:30 a.m. Before the incident, the suspect Ketut Bina, who worked as a security officer at one of the villas in Badung Regency, visited and stayed at the victim’s boarding house, Thursday (29/4) night.

Upon learning about the incident, the victim’s mother immediately reported the case to Tabanan Police on the same day, Friday, April 30, 2021. That same day, the police succeeded in arresting the suspect at his home in the village area of Delod Peken, Tabanan District.

SourceNusa Bali


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