TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Upon further investigation, the East Java Police Chief Insp. Gen. Luki Hermawan said that police’s Sub-directorate 5 Cyberteam unveiled 45 celebrities and models involved in the so-called online celebrity prostitution practice.
“We have obtained their identities including photos. The tariff they set depends on the level of their popularity. Ranging from Rp100 million, Rp75 million, Rp50 million, and the cheapest is Rp25 million,” said Luki at the East Java Police headquarters on Monday, January 7.
Inspector General Luki revealed that the celebrities are under the “management” of procurers Endang S and Tantri N, both South Jakarta residents and are now named as suspects for the online prostitution case implicating actress Vanessa Angel and Avriellya Shaqqila who were arrested on Sunday.
According to the police, Endang and Tantri have operated this illegal practice since 2017. Both suspects often share roles of approaching possible clients who are models for two known adult magazines, Popular and FHM.
The East Java Police will summon the 45 celebrities to be questioned. Vanessa and Avriellya, who were apprehended in Surabaya, have been released after being detained for 24 hours considering they are still under the witness status.
KUKUH S. WIBOWO