Authorities have apprehended an alleged exhibitionist who sexually harassed the wife of Indonesian comedian Isa Bajaj on Sunday.
The comedian, whose real name is Isa Wahyu Prastantyo, said on Monday that his wife, Rahayu Mutiara, was flashed by an unidentified man while she was walking down a street in East Jakarta the day before. Isa said the man was following Rahayu on his motorcycle before he approached her and flashed his genitalia.
Isa then posted two photos of the alleged perpetrator, which were taken from a CCTV recording, to his Instagram feed to see if anyone could help him identify the alleged exhibitionist.
The Duren Sawit sub-precinct has identified the man as 48-year-old Y, who was apprehended near his home in Cipinang Muara neighborhood last night.
“The suspect is already 48 years old but he doesn’t have a partner yet. He was under the influence of alcohol and had just watched a porn film,” Rensa Sastika Aktadivia, who heads the sub-precinct, said in a press conference today.
“At that time he was aroused and it was enhanced after watching pornographic videos so he wanted to vent his lust.”
Y said he didn’t have any specific targets to flash, and that he committed the crime twice within the Duren Sawit area.
Rensa said that police were able to track down the suspect based on his physical characteristics, as he was filmed by a CCTV camera located near the crime scene.
The police seized several items as evidence including a hat, face mask, T-shirt, shorts, and the motorcycle Y rode when he flashed Rahay. The suspect has been charged with exhibitionism under Indonesia’s pornography laws, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Isa took to Instagram today to express his gratitude for this most recent development in the case.
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“Alhamdulillah (thank God) the exhibitionist who flashed my wife has been APPREHENDED. Thank you friends and to the officers in the Duren Sawit sub-precinct,” the caption reads.
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