JAKARTA woman who had consensual sex, claims GANG RAPE !!
THE JAKARTA GLOBE
Fri, February 3, 2012
Jakarta Student’s False Rape Claim May Lead to Charges
Bayu Marhaenjati | January 30, 2012
A nursing student who retracted a claim that she had been gang raped earlier this month may be charged with making a false report, Jakarta Police say.
An 18-year-old woman, identified as J.M., earlier said that she was raped by five men as she waited for a public minivan near a railway line in South Jakarta, but there were no signs of a physical abuse or violence.
Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said there was also no evidence of a rape near the railway line, while J.M. had admitted having consensual sex with 23-year-old S.U.
“We have obtained a confession from the victim [J.M.] that she was embarrassed to tell her family she’d had sex. Her earlier report was probably incorrect,” the police spokesman said.
“We cannot say whether J.M. can be charged with making a fabricated report. We are still investigating the case deeper, including why she lied.”
Rikwanto said that police doubted the victim’s remarks after she failed to pinpoint the exact location where she was raped and show police signs of physical assault.
The student had claimed that she was waiting for an angkot on Jan. 20 when a group of men began harassing her.
She said she ran away, but the men followed and caught up with her by a railroad track, where they knocked her unconscious. She claimed that upon regaining consciousness the next morning, she found the zipper on her pants undone.
Police obtained a different version of events after arresting S.U., who claimed to have been acquainted with the victim prior to the alleged incident.
“They’d known each other for two days. They met in a chatroom [on the Internet] and became close because they were from the same town,” Rikwanto said.
The police spokesman said that both agreed to meet on the night of the incident.
“They were out so late she was afraid of coming home to her boarding room, so the pair went to one of S.U.’s friends’ house,” he said, adding that at the house the two had sex.
Rikwanto said that police had not charged S.U. with any offense.
J.M.’s mother had come to Jakarta from Dumai, Riau, to comfort her, police said.
“The victim is still psychologically depressed. Earlier we thought that she was depressed from the rape, but with the new testimony she might have been depressed from embarrassment and for making a false report,” Rikwanto said.
“Maybe because she was confused or ashamed about having sex, she was trying to excuse it by saying she was raped.”