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March 31, 2022

UCA News - March 31, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Nuns, priests and lay activists in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have called on the national police to help trace four young girls who went missing aft

March 14, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - March 14, 2022

Sometimes it takes a little bit of creativity by authorities to monitor legal violations, and the mayor of East Java's Malang has come up with a new instruction for city officials: go i

January 3, 2022

AsiaOne - January 3, 2022

Adi Renaldi – Juwita* thought she had met "the one" when she encountered Tio* on Facebook's Messenger app in 2019.

December 29, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - December 29, 2021
Police in Bandung, West Java have arrested three people accused of raping and forcing a 14-year-old girl into prostitution.

According to the police, one of the suspects, a 19-year-old ma

December 17, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - December 17, 2021

West Java's Bogor regency is set to ban kawin kontrak (contractual marriage) – a legal and religious loophole used to justify prostitution involving tourists as clients in the hilly res

October 27, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - October 27, 2021

Officers of an agency regularly tasked with cleaning up prostitution and all sorts of humanly vices from their jurisdiction were caught with their pants down (quite literally) solicitin

October 12, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - October 12, 2021

If you want to report a crime to the police, make sure you give an accurate testimony, Indonesia's National Police said, after a man did the exact opposite in the name of pride as he so

June 24, 2021

UCA News - June 24, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Priests and nuns in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have called for heavy punishments to be imposed on the owners and managers of four nightclubs after 17

May 25, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - May 25, 2021

Authorities have arrested two men for their alleged roles in an online prostitution ring involving over a dozen teenagers in West Jakarta.

April 29, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - April 29, 2021

Authorities have shuttered a RedDoorz budget hotel in Tebet, South Jakarta following a recent underage prostitution bust.

March 23, 2021

Jakarta Globe - March 23, 2021

Bayu Marhaenjati, Chairul Fikri, Jakarta – A hotel in Tangerang, Banten, has been sealed off by local officials and could face permanent closure after police arrested the owner for alle

March 19, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - March 19, 2021

Police have arrested Indonesian adult model Cynthiara Alona, whose 2-star hotel in Tangerang City, Banten was identified as a hotbed for prostitution.

August 31, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - August 31, 2020

Former air hostess Siwi Widi Purwanti has dropped the defamation charges against online whistleblower @digeeembok, who alleged that she is the mistress of a former airline executive in

August 21, 2020

July 30, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 30, 2020

Jakarta – The Tulangbawang Police in Lampung have arrested a married couple, identified as SU and SF, at their rented house in Warga Makmur Jaya village in Tulangbawang regency followi

April 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 22, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The Women's Solidarity Network for Justice has started an online petition demanding the Garut High Court in West Java rule in favor of PA also known as V, a

March 4, 2020

Inter Press Service - March 4, 2020

Kanis Dursin, Jakarta – When her uncle offered her an opportunity to work in Jakarta almost a decade ago, the then 15-year-old Afra Burga Ambui immediately agreed and soon she was boar

February 17, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - February 17, 2020

Prostitution veiled as contract weddings in the hilly resort town of Puncak has long been an open secret in the area, and a recent police bust shows that the practice is alive and well

February 11, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - February 11, 2020

Police in North Jakarta busted an alleged underage prostitution ring involving girls as young as 14, an investigation into which uncovered depressing circumstances that forced the girl

February 6, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 6, 2020

Jakarta – Gerindra Party lawmaker Andre Rosiade's efforts to catch a prostitute in flagrante has drawn criticism from rights activists and watchdogs, who said that the West Sumatra pol

Tempo - February 6, 2020

Budiarti Utami Putri, Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) stated that the raids on online commercial sex workers by Gerindra pol

February 5, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - February 5, 2020

Now we know prostitution totally exists, you guys, and we can thank one of our elected representatives for the enlightenment.

January 29, 2020

Jakarta Post - January 29, 2020

Vela Andapita, Jakarta – Following recent revelations of child prostitution in Jakarta and Depok of West Java, the National Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has called on the governm

January 22, 2020

Jakarta Globe - January 22, 2020

Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have arrested six people for allegedly forcing underage girls to work as prostitutes in a cafe under horrific conditions, where each vict

January 20, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - January 20, 2020

After having failed to meet two police summons for a witness statement last week, Siwi Widi Purwanti, an air hostess who has been accused by a whistleblower of being a key figure in an

December 11, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - December 11, 2019

Following the huge Garuda Indonesia luxury goods smuggling scandal, which led to the dismissal of disgraced president director Ari Askhara, more scandalous allegations have been levele

October 28, 2019

Dili Weekly - October 28, 2019

Celestina Soares – The Director of BELUN Organization, Luis Ximenes said it is necessary to provide basic training to local authorities and the security agencies of the border areas, t

October 15, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - October 15, 2019

A man named Ridwan Solihin has been accused of the murder of a sex worker, identified by her initials OS (28), who was found dead in a hotel room in Karawang, West Java last Monday.

August 20, 2019

July 30, 2019

Tempo - July 30, 2019

M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – Head of the Indonesian Child Protection Agency (LPAI) Seto Mulyadi sees the issue regarding child pornography in Indonesia fits the iceberg phenomenon analo

June 26, 2019

Jakarta Globe - June 26, 2019

Antara & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Surabaya District Court in East Java sentenced local celebrity Vanessa Angel to five months in prison on Wednesday for the online distribution of

June 24, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - June 24, 2019

Two Indonesian women have been repatriated from China, bringing to light a suspected human trafficking ring involving financially desperate Indonesian women being tricked into working

May 23, 2019

Coconuts Bali - May 23, 2019

The pair allegedly behind the child sex trafficking case that was uncovered in Sanur earlier this year could be facing well over a decade in prison after the prosecutor in their case d

April 9, 2019

Jakarta Post - April 9, 2019

Jakarta – The National Police's criminal investigation body has announced that it has uncovered four human trafficking networks that sent an estimated 1,200 Indonesians to work in Syri

March 13, 2019

Jakarta Post - March 13, 2019

Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) on Tuesday called for the National Police chief to investigate police officers in Wamena, Papua, for "arbitrarily" shaming al

February 8, 2019

Jakarta Post - February 8, 2019

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A joint team of police and immigration officers has rescued 252 Bangladeshi nationals who were discovered locked inside a shop house in Kampung Lalang, just of

Tempo - February 8, 2019

Yusuf Manurung, Inge Klara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) recorded children mostly became victims to cases involving online prostitution and exploitation

January 25, 2019

Jakarta Post - January 25, 2019

Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – Rights activists have criticized the police for allowing the identity of a soap opera star, officially identified only as VA and allegedly involved in a

January 16, 2019

Jakarta Post - January 16, 2019

Jakarta – The East Java Police have named a soap opera star, identified as VA, a suspect in a prostitution case after reportedly discovering nude photos and videos of her and tracking

Coconuts Jakarta - January 16, 2019

In Indonesia, the act of prostitution, specifically the transaction between sex worker and client, is not a crime, as the law only states that pimping or the facilitation of prostituti

January 7, 2019

Tempo - January 7, 2019

Kukuh S. Wibowo, Jakarta – Upon further investigation, the East Java Police Chief Insp. Gen.

July 15, 2018

Jakarta Post - July 15, 2018

Fachrul Sidiq, Jakarta – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has urged authorities to make a thorough investigation into alleged prostitution involving minors that is repo

April 20, 2018

Coconuts Jakarta - April 20, 2018

Even though prostitution is illegal in Indonesia, there are many "localized" ("lokalisasi" in Indonesian) sites, akin to red light districts, where authorities turn a blind eye to the b

November 21, 2016

Jakarta Post - November 21, 2016

Nethy Dharma Somba and Evi Mariani, Jakarta – Sorong Police in West Papua province confirmed they ordered a group of people praying on SPG Sorong field on Saturday to disperse and accused the congr

February 23, 2016

Jakarta Post - February 23, 2016

Callistasia Anggun Wijaya, Jakarta – The closure of the Kalijodo red light district in North and West Jakarta is just one stage in the government's ambition to close down all 168 such areas across

December 2, 2015

Dili Weekly - December 2, 2015

Paulina Quintao – The Executive Secretary of the National Commission For Combating HIV/AIDS in Timor-Leste (KNKS-TL) Daniel Marcal said his commission is undertaking consultations and meetings abou

August 21, 2015

Antara News - August 21, 2015

Jayapura, Papua – Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa has launched the Prostitution-Free National Movement 2015 in the Papua provincial city of Jayapura on Friday in a bid to free Indo

August 19, 2015

Jakarta Post - August 19, 2015

Archipelago – The Central Java administration plans to revise outdated regional regulations on prostitution that charge illegal sex workers a penalty of Rp 10,000 (72 US cents).

May 11, 2015

Jakarta Globe - May 11, 2015

Bayu Marhaenjati & Farouk Arnaz, Jakarta – The National Police have pledged full assistance to the South Jakarta Police as the latter investigate an upscale prostitution ring said to involved h

November 1, 2014

Jakarta Post - November 1, 2014

Indra Harsaputra, Surabaya – Prostitution remains thriving in Surabaya, East Java, despite the closure of the Dolly red-light district, purportedly the biggest in Southeast Asia, as the