An Indonesian court docket has sentenced an Islamic boarding college principal to life in jail for raping a minimum of 13 college students over 5 years and impregnating a few of them
BANDUNG, Indonesia — An Indonesian court docket on Tuesday sentenced an Islamic boarding college principal to life in jail for raping a minimum of 13 college students over 5 years and impregnating a few of them.
The principal of the women college in West Java’s Bandung metropolis, Herry Wirawan, pleaded responsible and apologized to his victims and their households throughout the trial.
He was accused of raping a minimum of 13 college students between the ages of 11 and 14 from 2016 to 2021 on the college, in resort rooms or at rented residences, in response to the indictment. A minimum of 9 infants reportedly had been born as the results of the rapes.
The case drew a public outcry over the variety of rapes and the size of time they occurred.
Officers stated lots of the victims didn’t report their rapes for worry of getting to relive the traumatic expertise, and their mother and father had trusted that the boarding college was guiding their kids to turn into good and spiritual individuals.
West Java police started to research the case and arrested Wirawan final Might when mother and father of a sufferer went to the police after their daughter returned house on a vacation and admitted she had simply given delivery.
The case did not turn into public till November, when court docket proceedings started. Police stated they waited to publicize it to forestall additional psychological and social harm to the victims.
The three-judge panel at Bandung District Court docket convicted Wirawan of violating the Little one Safety Regulation and Felony Code. In addition they ordered the Ministry of Girls’s Empowerment and Little one Safety to pay 331 million rupiah ($23,200) in mixed compensation requested by the victims and between $600 and $6,000 for medical and psychological therapy for every lady.
“The defendant intentionally dedicated violence and obscene acts,” Presiding Decide Yohannes Purnomo Suryo Ali stated. “As a substitute of training his college students, he resorted to violence or threats of violence to power kids to have sexual activity with him.”
The judges additionally dominated that 9 kids born to the victims must be handed over to the Kids and Girls Safety Company with periodic analysis “till the victims are mentally able to care for his or her kids, and the state of affairs permits for his or her kids to be returned to the victims.”
Prosecutors had requested that Wirawan be sentenced to loss of life in addition to to chemical castration. The judges denied the request for chemical castration, saying that the Felony Code stipulates that folks sentenced to loss of life or life imprisonment will not be topic to different punishments, apart from the revocation of some rights.
Prosecutors and Wirawan’s attorneys stated they’re contemplating whether or not to enchantment. They’ve seven days to take action earlier than the court docket determination turns into remaining.