One of many leaders of an Islamic boarding faculty (pesantren) in Bandung, West Java is standing trial for allegedly raping not less than 14 teenage ladies, the prosecutor stated this week, 4 of whom grew to become pregnant and gave start.
The suspect, a 36-year-old man recognized by his initials HW, was accused of assaulting them on numerous events from 2016, prosecutor Yohanes Purnomo Suryo Adi said. The victims, aged 16 to 17, reportedly testified in court docket throughout yesterday’s listening to. All of them attended the identical boarding faculty.
“[Based on the trial], one of many victims had given start twice due to what the defendant did,” Yohanes stated.
HW was not solely on the management board of the pesantren but in addition taught a number of the college students. Based on experiences, the rape incidents occurred at numerous places, together with the college and inns within the space.
HW, who’s presently detained, faces a number of prices beneath Indonesia’s Youngster Safety Legislation, together with rape and violence towards youngsters. They carry a most jail sentence of 15 years.