2 Mar 2011

Four Indonesian police officers implicated in pack rape, torture of 15 year old girl in Papua

9:15 pm on 2 March 2011

Indonesian police have confirmed that four police officers are among a group of seven men who allegedly raped and tortured a 15-year-old girl in Papua.

The chief of the Biak Numfor police, Rickho Taruna Mauruh, says the seven suspects had been arrested and faced up to five years jail under the 2002 Child Protection Law.

He says the officers involved in the rape would be sacked for embarrassing the police.

The victim's mother says she hopes the men face the maximum penalty under the law because they had destroyed her daughter's future.