Syahrial (centre) a cleaner at Jakarta International School, is escorted by court officers shortly before the verdict in the trial of a sexual abuse tiral, at South Jakarta’s court in Indonesia
An Indonesian court has sentenced four men and a woman to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a six-year-old boy at a prestigious international school where they worked as cleaners.
The individuals were contracted to work at Jakarta International School, which is popular with wealthy ex-pats, and were arrested in April after a child claimed to have been sexually assaulted.
Police said a sixth suspect committed suicide while in custody after drinking bathroom cleanser.
In their separate verdicts, judges at the South Jakarta District Court concluded that all the defendants were guilty of violating the country’s Child Protection Law and Criminal Code…
…Their lawyers contended that the evidence was weak since medical reports found the boy had no major injuries or abnormalities. Prosecutors said the boy had been sodomized up to 13 times…
Unclear how a woman could be involved: perhaps she helped lure the boy to the men?