Molestation charges for Indonesian woman luring boys with PlayStation

PHOTO: An Indonesian woman was arrested on molestation charges for exchanging sexual favours for PlayStation time. (via EXPANSYS Thailand)

A disturbing arrest was made for molestation in Indonesia after a woman was accused of exchanging sexual favours with young boys in exchange for access to PlayStation games. The incident took place in Jambi, the largest city of the province of the same name, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

The woman was taken into custody by police on charges of molesting at least 11 boys, ranging in age from 8 to 15 years old. The alleged perpetrator, a 25 year old woman identified only as YS, is believed to have used her PlayStation rental business she operated out of her home as a way to attract her young victims.

According to the director of the Jambi Police Crime Investigation Unit, the woman would allegedly engage in flirtatious behaviour with young boys who visited her in the afternoons to play video games on the PlayStation. She would then invite them into her room one by one, offering extended gaming sessions in exchange for sexual favours.

Authorities have charged her with the molestation of 11 boys, but they believe there may be as many as 17 victims involved in her sexual favours for gaming time scheme.

The molestation has left some of the boys deeply traumatized, to the point that they are unable to leave their homes. Psychological counselling is being provided by The Women and Child Protection Agency of Jambi for the 11 reported victims.

YS is married and has a 10-month-old child. Her husband testified that her predatory sexual behaviour seemed insatiable. She would threaten to harm herself or even harm their baby if her husband did not comply with her frequent requests for sex.

The families of the 11 boys reported the suspect to the police on Friday, leading to her arrest on Saturday. Child molestation is a serious crime in Indonesia and a single count is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The case is under further investigation now.

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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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