Indonesian court finds 2 guilty of sex abuse of students

February 25, 2016 11:18 AM

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JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia’s top court overruled the acquittals of a Canadian and an Indonesian teacher and ordered longer prison terms for the men for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta, a court official said Thursday.

Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong had been sentenced to 10 years last April by the South Jakarta District Court. But they maintained their innocence and filed appeals to the High Court, which acquitted them in August, ruling there was not sufficient evidence to support their conviction.

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