A 59-year-old civil servant from Bali’s Klungkung regency was arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl, as police continue their investigation into the case.
Klungkung Police Chief Bima Aria Viyasa said the suspect was in a relationship with the victim’s mother, and that he raped the girl twice since last year.
“The victim finally opened up about the assault because she was traumatized every time the suspect visited their house,” Bima said.
According to reports, the suspect works for the regional government in Klungkung, under the regency’s Community and Village Empowerment, Population Control, and Family Planning agency.
The suspect has been charged with violation of articles under Indonesia’s child protection law, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
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