Monday, 25 March, 2019

Woman held captive in cave for 15 years rescued

The shaman has been charged with offences under Indonesia’s child protection laws which carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. — Reuters pic A Shaman Kidnapped A 12-Year-Old Girl & Kept Her as A Sex Slave For 15 Years
Jeannette Daniel | 08 August, 2018, 21:29

An Indonesian shaman has been arrested for abducting a teenager and keeping her as a sex slave for 15 years by claiming he was possessed by the spirit of her imaginary boyfriend, police said on Wednesday (Aug 8).

The 28-year-old woman, identified only as "H", was found Sunday in a crevice behind large rocks near Bajugan village in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, local police said in a statement Monday.

She was reported missing by her family in 2003, when she was 13, after visiting the shaman for treatment of an illness.

"She was led to believe that Amrin's spirit had entered (the elderly man's) body", Iqbal said on Tuesday at a news conference that was posted online.

For the next 15 years, "she was brought to the man's house at night but during the day was forced to stay in the small prison-like cave" (above).

'It is obvious that he was satisfying his lust'.

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.

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Jago also reportedly told her the jin was guarding the hole where she was hidden to stop her from leaving.

"Every day, for many years, the shaman had sex with her under the pretence he was possessed by a male spirit", Mr Iqbal told AFP on Wednesday.

Police rescued the woman, who is now at a safe house, after receiving a tip-off from a family member. However, the Jakarta Post reports that one member of the family allegedly knew of HS's ordeal all along - her older sister, who is married to Jago's son.

The police have charged Jago under articles of the Child Protection Law regarding sexual abuse of underage children.

The shaman explained the victim's disappearance to her parents by saying she had gone to Jakarta to work, the newspaper reported.

Well, let's hope that the victim can recover from her ordeal and assimilate into society, while the shaman is punished appropriately if he is found guilty.

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