Teacher, Assistant to Appeal Indonesia Sexual Abuse Verdicts

April 3, 2015 9:43 AM

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A Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant plan to file appeals next week after they were sentenced to 10 years in jail on charges of sexually abusing three children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta, lawyers said Friday.

Neil Bantleman, 45, and Ferdinant Tjiong were convicted on Thursday of violating Indonesia's child protection law. They maintain their innocence as do fellow teachers and the principal at the Jakarta International School, now the Jakarta Intercultural School.

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