An Indonesian Shaman Has Been Accused of Keeping a Young Girl as His Sex Slave for 15 Years
A traditional healer in Indonesia is accused of imprisoning a 12-year-old girl and tricking her into having sex with him for 15 years, according to local authorities who located the victim this week following a tip-off.
The woman, now aged 28 and identified by the initial âH,â was rescued by police in Indonesiaâs Central Sulawesi province on Sunday, Reuters reports, after her sister alerted neighbors nearby that she was being held nearby.
Police identified the woman in a rocky jungle chasm near the village where she had been held since her disappearance in 2003.
According to police, the witch doctor, identified by the initials âJGâ and now 83 years old, claimed to be possessed by the âjin,â or spirit, of a more age-appropriate boy, who the girl âthought was her boyfriend.â
âShe was led to believe that [the boyâs] spirit had entered [the elderly manâs] body,â Central Sulawesi Police Chief Muhammad Iqbal Alqudusy told reporters Tuesday. âIt is obvious that he was satisfying his lust.â
The girl had also been married to the son of the shaman, according to Reuters, who was known in the area as a spirit medium and for offering traditional healing remedies. He accounted for the girlâs disappearance by alleging that she had left home to work in Jakarta, the countryâs capital.
The man, who admitted to sexual relations with the woman dating back to 2008, has been charged under Indonesiaâs child protection laws, and faces up to 15 years in prison.
Source: Google News Indonesia | Netizen 24 Indonesia