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Security Guard Arrested for Attempted Rape of Japanese Woman

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Jakarta Police have arrested a security guard at Coral Sand apartment complex in South Jakarta for the alleged attempted rape of a Japanese woman on Thursday.

“[The suspect] has been arrested and questioned,” said Jakarta Police’s women and children subdirectorate unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Azhar Nugroho on Thursday, as quoted by

Based on the police investigation, while on patrol, the suspect, identified only as RH, allegedly attempted to rape the 35-year-old woman after noticing the door of her apartment unit was not locked.

The woman’s lawyer, Rangga Afianto, reported RH to the police for trying to rape his client, who lives alone in her apartment.

Rangga explained that the incident occurred on Thursday at around 5 a.m. while his client slept in her apartment on the 20th floor.

RH tried to rape the woman but she woke up and screamed.

“We demand that both the apartment management and the security company be held responsible,” Rangga said.

Another of the victim’s lawyers, Hervan Merukh, said she had been living in the apartment for about a year and that RH had threatened to kill her and asked for Rp 5 million (US$336.7).

Source: Jakarta Post

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