Elderly man arrested for sexual abuse of 7 kids

Elderly man arrested for sexual abuse of 7 kids
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The Cilincing Police in North Jakarta have arrested Marjan, 54, for allegedly sexually abusing seven children.

Marjan was arrested at a rusunawa (low-cost apartment) in Marunda last Wednesday.

Cilincing Police precinct head Comr. Muhammad Supriyanto said the suspect was taken into custody after the grandmother of one of the children filed a report against him. "His victims were aged between five and 10 years old," Supriyanto as quoted by tempo.co on Wednesday.

He added that the suspect allegedly lured his victims with Rp 2,000 (14 US cents) so they would visit his apartment, where the molestation reportedly occurred.

Police said the suspect admitted his wrongdoing, saying it was a "mistake". The police said the suspect would be charged with sexual abuse under the 2014 Child Protection Law, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years, imprisonment.

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