DEPOK: Six youths were detained on Thursday night for allegedly gang raping a female junior high school student at an empty house in Laguna Complex, Tapos, Depok, West Java.
Cimanggis Police precinct chief Comr. Arlon Sitinjak said the six people aged between 15 and 19 years old had been declared suspects and would be charged under Article 81 on child rape of the Child Protection Law, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years behind bars.
Arlon said that based on the report filed by the victim's family, the incident occurred last week when one of the suspects FP, 15, and his five friends made an appointment to meet with the victim at an empty house in Laguna Complex.
The victim, who is an ex-girlfriend of FP, arrived at the meeting point with two of her female friends, but her friends returned home early, leaving the victim alone with the six suspects.
"That's when the six suspects took turns to rape the victim," said Arlon as quoted by tribunnews.com.
When the suspect returned home, she reported the incident to her parents who directly filed a report with the police."Based on the report, we arrested the suspects at their houses," said Arlon.