JAKARTA, CILACAP.INFO – The Jakarta Metropolitan Police, until Monday, identified only 19 of 305 children sexually molested by French citizen, Francois Abello Camille (FAC), alias Frans (65), who died in hospital, Sunday, following attempted suicide in police detention.
“We will continue to identify victims. They are our citizens. All are our children,” spokesman of Jakarta Police Senior Commissioner Yusri Yunus affirmed here on Monday.
Yunus said on basis of indecent videos that investigators found on Frans’ laptop, he had molested 305 children.
The police are encountering difficulties in identifying children, as they do not possess electronic ID cards.
Yunus pointed out that despite children faces being visible in videos, tracing them was a tough task since they did not hold ID cards.
The Ministry of Social Affairs is expected to assist children once they are identified, he confirmed.
“The Minister of Social Affairs has said that we ( police) need to establish cooperation with Ministry of Social Affairs and PPA ( Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection) for facilitating trauma healing process of victims,” he stated.
The Jakarta Metro Police Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Frans in June 2020 at a hotel in Jakarta where they found two underage girls in his room.
Based on police’s investigation, suspect approached street children and lured them by offering them work as models.
Those consenting to sex with him would receive between Rp250 thousand to Rp1 million (US$17-70), whereas those not complying with his sexual demands would be beaten, slapped, and kicked by suspect.
The suspect committed crime at three different hotels in capital city during period from December 2109 to June 2020, but police believe he had engaged in such acts long before that.
The police seized 21 pieces of clothing worn by victims for making video. It also confiscated a laptop containing names of 305 victims along with their photographs and videos. (Antara)