Judge Yohannes Purnomo Suryo Adi mentioned that teacher Herry Wirawan had sexually groomed the 13 women, who have been between 12 and 16 years outdated, and impregnated eight of his victims, a few of whom suffered accidents from the rapes.
“Wirawan was proven guilty…of the crimes of purposely committing violence, forcing intercourse on more than one victim repeatedly,” the choose advised the court within the metropolis of Bandung in West Java.
Herry’s lawyer, Ira Mambo, mentioned he would converse to his shopper about whether or not to attraction the decision.
Prosecutors had sought the dying penalty or chemical castration for the teacher, citing the severity of the crimes, which occurred between 2016 and 2021.
Indonesian officers, together with the nation’s youngster safety minister, backed calls for the dying penalty, although the nation’s human rights fee, which opposes the dying penalty, mentioned it was not applicable.
In 2016, an Indonesian court sentenced to dying the chief of a gang of males and boys who raped and murdered a schoolgirl in a case that prompted President Joko Widodo to impose harsher punishments for assaults on youngsters.
This included a regulation to permit for chemical castration of kid offenders that the president signed into legislation in 2020, regardless of opposition from rights activists.
Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim majority nation, has tens of hundreds of Islamic boarding faculties and different non secular faculties that always present the one manner for the youngsters of poorer households to get an training.
Dedeh Marlina, a 42-year-old housewife dwelling close to the school the place Herry taught, mentioned she was relieved the perpetrator had been stopped however that the harm had been carried out.
“I know most of them came from poor families in remote areas…unfortunately they are now carrying the burden of what happened,” she mentioned.