Push for tougher sentences in Indonesia sex assault cases
As six distraught families looked on, the man accused of sexually assaulting their daughters was handed a 10-year prison sentence by the District Court in the city of Medan, Indonesia.
“Our children,” gasped one mother as she slumped in her chair, prompting fears she had fainted.
Benyamin Sitepu, a 37-year-old Christian priest who was also the principal of the Galilea Hosana School in Medan, had received five years less than the maximum 15-year sentence the prosecution had requested.
Judge said he gave Sitepu a shorter sentence because the priest had apologised for his crimes