July 15, 2020, 05.48 PM

Also read: Jakarta Police Arrest US National Suspected of Pedophilia

Police suspect him of abusing 305 minors, most of them street children, aged from 10 to 17 years. They noted that he pretended to be a fashion photographer and lured his victims with money they could make from a photoshoot.

Police charged Frans with violating two articles of Indonesia’s Child Protection Law. He faced the death penalty or prison terms ranging from 10 to 20 years in jail.

The Jakarta Metropolitan Police apprehended Frans weeks after they arrested an American, Russ Albert Medlin, for similar crimes. Investigators said the two men incriminated themselves by chronicling their acts on computers or smartphones. 

(Writer: Muhammad Isa Bustomi | Editor : Irfan Maullana)



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