Police Arrest Pedophile Suspect in Karanganyar

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  • TEMPO.CO, Karanganyar - Karanganyar Police arrested a man suspected to be a pedophile. The alleged suspect, Fajar, has allegedly sexually abused 16 underage boys.

    Karanganyar Police Chief Commissioner Ade Safri Simanjuntak stated that the case was revealed following a confession from one of Fajar's victims. "The victim confessed to his teacher, that he was once sexually abused by the suspect," said Ade on Monday, March 20, 2017.

    School administrators immediately reported the discovery to the victim's parents, where they followed it by reporting the case to the police. "We acted swiftly by collecting initial evidence and witness statements," Ade said.

    After police obtained enough initial evidence, including the victim's report, they immediately arrested the suspect who lives in the same neighborhood as the victim.

    According to Ade, the suspect has been committing his crimes for 14-years between 2003 and 2016. "A victim was even sexually abused three times," Ade said.

    Ade stated that the suspect targets 8 to 10-years old boys. "One of his [earlier] victims is now an adult," Ade added.

    Ade explained that the Police are currently approaching other victim's families. Ade added that there are parents who were not even aware of their child being a victim of pedophilia.