A 57-year-old man identified as Fadli, who is originally from Jember, Jawa Timur has been found guilty and arrested for raping a 10-year-old child, a boy known by his initials as AF. According to the victim, he was raped at least 44 times by the culprit since June 2019.
The police said that the last incident took place on the 8th of February 2020 at the culprit’s current residence in Desa Angguan, Mengwi, Badung when Fadli telephoned the boy to invite him over to his house where the sodomy took place. The boy left home at 4pm and returned at 7pm when his mother became suspicious of the boy’s strange movements. The mother proceeded to examine the boy’s body and found open blisters and wounds near the boy’s anus. The boy confessed to having been sodomized dozens of times by Fadli and that he was too afraid to speak out.
Medical examinations have confirmed that the boy had indeed been sodomized. The victim will now undergo therapy and counselling to overcome his trauma facilitated by the Badung Social Agency.
Due to his unforgivable actions of raping an innocent 10-year-old child, Fadli will now face up to the law and serve a maximum of 15 years in prison under Indonesia’s Child Protection Article.