Five cleaners in Indonesia jailed for raping a boy at Jakarta International School

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?

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Is child rape even a crime there?

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      Without a receipt, yes.

    • Santos2

      Not if they’re “married”.

    • Frau Katze

      This is an elite school. Parents have influence.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    To whom does the hand on his left shoulder belong to?

    Is that the ‘hand of Allah’ that we hear so much about?

    • Dana Garcia

      Creepy.

    • Frau Katze

      It is rather odd looking, I must say.

  • UCSPanther

    I’m sure that sixth cleaner who was nice enough to end it all by chugging some Vim is probably now suffering the same cruelty that him and his buddies inflicted on that young boy…

  • dingo ate my baby

    anyone else wondering who the hand belongs to on his left shoulder?
    creepy maybe its his rapist

    • Minicapt

      The short guard walking behind him.

      Cheers