Man charged with sexually abusing daughter and niece on live Skype


A man has been charged with sexually abusing his daughter, 17, and niece, 10, on live Skype conference calls with international groups.

The man was arrested by the Jakarta Police in Kutai Kertanegara, East Kalimantan, on May 6 as a part of their Operation Candy 2, an operation conducted by the city police’s special crimes directorate to combat child pornography.

“Before doing it, he informed his Skype group by saying ‘we will start the show’,” the special crimes directorate head Wahyu Hadiningrat said on Wednesday.

He is alleged to have molested his daughter since she was 2 years old. He had also allegedly abused his disabled niece since she was 7 years old and screened his actions on Skype.

Wahyu said the suspect, who had been monitored by the police for a month, was a member of seven Skype groups that consisted of people from countries including the US, Mexico and Argentina, who sought child pornography.

He also spread child pornography via Whatsapp and Telegraph messenger groups.

Wahyu said the man committed the alleged crimes purely for pleasure.

He has been charged with violating pornography, child protection and electronic information and communication laws.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 16:45


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