Skip to content. Indonesian police have arrested a teenage housewife suspected of running an underage prostitution ring via Facebook. The Jakarta Police cyber crimes unit told the Jakarta Globe that the year-old madam, identified only as M, was taken into custody along with seven underage girls in a hotel room in the capital as part of a sting operation.
While reformasi battles to clean up the old bureaucracy, young urban middle class women are contending with yet another New Order legacy. Every day they confront a Janus-faced social discourse on female gender, which wedges them between two conflicting ideals of femininity. One is the notion of a woman's inherent nature, or kodrat wanita, long fostered by the New Order.
Every so often, a convicted Australian paedophile — we'll call him "Malcolm" — transfers small amounts of cash via Western Union to his "friends" in Indonesia. A young girl begs in Benoa square Credit: Michael Bachelard. In other words, they believe, he's commissioning pay-per-view paedophilia.
An Indonesian shaman has been arrested for allegedly keeping a young woman as a sex slave in a cave for 15 years. The woman, 28, was found in a stone cave in the backyard of the year-old shaman's house in the Tolitoli district of Central Sulawesi province after a tip-off from one of her relatives, police said. A video posted on YouTube showed the woman being helped to walk by neighbours after she was taken out of captivity.
The man admitted to sexual relations which were going on since Representational. An elderly village witch doctor in Indonesia entrapped a year-old girl and tricked her into having sex with him for the next 15 years by claiming to be possessed by the "jin", or spirit, of a young boy, police said on Tuesday. The woman, an identified by police as "H", was rescued on Sunday in Tolitoli regency, in Central Sulawesi province.
There are growing numbers of incidents involving social media networks being used as a means to traffic children in Indonesia. This month alone, there were at least seven reports of young girls being abducted and enslaved by men who approached them randomly on Facebook. Tatan Syuflana, The Associated Press.
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At night, police said she stayed in a hut near the house of the year-old witch doctor, identified by police as JG, but named locally as Jago. They said he tricked her into believing that her family had moved to the country's capital Jakarta. Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country, but old beliefs about spirits and other paranormal activity are still held by some.