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Confessions of a Suspect in an Online Prostitution Case: We moved around Situbondo, Banyuwangi, Jember

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SITUBONDO, Police uncover a case of alleged online prostitution in Situbondo, East Java.

Two pimps, RM (21) and D.G (28) named as a suspect in the crime of human trafficking (TIP). They are suspected “sell” three girls under age online.

Move places

In front of the police, The TIP suspects admitted that they had been practicing online prostitution for three months.

They admitted to moving from district to district.

“We moved from place to place, Situbondo, Banyuwangi, and Jember. In Situbondo it's only been almost a week,” said one of the suspects, Monday (4/12/2023), as quoted from Between.

As for, According to the results of the investigation, the suspect RM is a resident of Penganggaran District, Lebak Regency, Banten.

Meanwhile DG (28) is a resident of Sumedang, West Java.

The role of the suspect

Situbondo Police Chief AKBP Dwi Sumrahadi Rakhmanto said, The criminal act of human trafficking was revealed to have started with a public report against a hotel in Situbondo.

Two suspects used an application to traffic three underage girls online.

The suspect RM played the role of managing the needs of each prostitute, receive money, and note it down in a book.

He also takes care of food shopping, make up, and clothing equipment.

“Meanwhile, the suspect DG's role as an operator was holding a cellphone containing an application, then run the application to receive guests,” said the Police Chief.

Then the suspect also confirmed that the customer had matched the agreed price.

DG offers a price range of Rp 300.000 up to Rp 700.000.

“The suspect admitted that every day the prostitutes served three to seven guests. There is evidence of cash of Rp 13 million and a number of cell phones,” he said.

RM and DG were charged with Articles 10 RI Law No 21 Year 2007 concerning the Eradication of the Crime of Human Trafficking, with maximum threat 15 years in prison.

Source: (Ridho Abdullah) Between