Indonesia’s Top Court Rules Against Educators in Sexual Assault Case

February 25, 2016 12:22 PM

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Indonesia’s Top Court Rules Against Educators in Sexual Assault Case

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s decision to free two educators who had been convicted of sexually assaulting kindergartners at a prestigious international school, a court spokesman said on Thursday, the latest twist in a contentious case that the school and the men’s lawyers say was based on false accusations.

The case against the educators, Neil Bantleman, a Canadian administrator at the Jakarta Intercultural School, and Ferdinand Tjiong, an Indonesian teaching assistant there, has highlighted international concerns about the competence of the country’s judicial system. The United States ambassador said ...

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