Alleged child rapist has disturbing past

Alleged child rapist has disturbing past

SINGAPORE- He is just 17 and accused of the bizarre crime of raping a six-year-old girl.

But the boy from West Java, Indonesia, is also said to have performed disturbing acts with animals, including chickens and goats.

This bizarre information emerged during his ongoing trial, the Jakarta Globe reported.

The teenager, who has not been named, has been charged in the drunken rape and attempted murder of the elementary school girl. He allegedly threw her into the sea but she survived. That led to his arrest, the report said.

Chief judge Motur Panjaitan said the boy admitted to bizarre acts on the chickens and killing them or leaving them to die.

Chicken-keepers from the boy's neighbourhood were summoned to testify against the teenager.

CHICKENS ATTACKED

Mr Agus Sugianto, 30, told the court that his chickens were attacked by the boy between December last year and September this year.

"Thirty chickens of mine are dead," Indonesian news portal jpnn.com quoted him as saying.

The defendant's uncle, Mr Wasudisman, 47, said his nephew had engaged in disturbing behaviour since he was nine.

"I thought my nephew did that because he's sick," said Mr Wasudisman, who raised the boy since he was seven because his mother works abroad and his father's whereabouts are unknown.

He claimed that many neighbours had come to his house demanding that he pay 25,000 rupiah (S$2.60) for every chicken his nephew had killed.

The boy's lawyer, Mr Ramadanil S. Daulay, said he suffers from a sexual disorder and requested that he receive treatment rather than serve time in prison.

Said the lawyer: "Sick people should be treated in rehab. Imprisonment would not deter him - not if he hadn't received the right treatment."

Prosecutors have decided to charge him only with rape and not attempted murder, for which he could have faced up to life in prison if found guilty.

The boy could face between three and 15 years in prison and fines of 60 million rupiah to 300 million rupiah if convicted.


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