KPAI urges the state to do more with the rise of sexual crimes

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KPAI Commissioner Jasra Putra said that the recent number of sexual crimes had become public bitterness. The unequal relationship between the perpetrator and the victim also angered many people. Therefore, the State must do more to overcome it.

“It’s like no one can do more, with so many victims, some even choose to commit suicide before getting justice. The law is treated so unequally in the eyes of the victims that they don’t have the courage to fight and instead decide to commit suicide,” he said, Sunday (12/12/2021).

Jasra explained that the most obvious example occurred in Bandung, West Java. Students can be victims for years. Without being detected by surveillance regulations, without the victim’s parents reporting, even untouched.

In fact, sexual exploitation in the context of pesantren as a cover to advance the business of the perpetrators has been going on for a long time. In fact, there were 8 babies and 2 students who became pregnant as a result of his actions.

KPAI hopes that with the complete process or P21 at the prosecutor’s office, the perpetrators will be brought to justice soon. This means that there is an important process of revealing facts such as abuse of parental trust, abuse when children are in classrooms, to misuse of permits in several hotels by bringing children to practice sexual crimes.

The perpetrators, Jasra added, did not only commit sexual crimes, but also developed Islamic boarding schools and enriched themselves. Development and reverse evidence can be carried out by the police, prosecutors and courts so that anyone involved can be developed.

In addition to the importance of pushing the Sexual Violence Law (UU TPKS) to be ratified immediately, KPAI reminds that the various forms of parenting are not fully accommodated in the current regulations.

Therefore, there is a need for an umbrella regulation of care at the level of the law so that similar crimes can be minimized and the state can do more in order to have a systemic impact on child protection in the world of care.

“So the act of criticizing and severely punishing must continue with systemic efforts to protect children who are separated from parenting, shifting care from sexual crimes,” he explained.