Indonesia court overturns teachers’ sexual abuse convictions

(From Associated Press)

An Indonesian court has overturned convictions against a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant who were serving 10 years in prison for sexually abusing three young children at an international school in Jakarta, their lawyer said Friday.

Tracy Bantleman (R), wife of Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman, reacts after their lawyer Hotman Paris Hutapea (L) reads papers from the high court in Jakarta Friday

Tracy Bantleman (R), wife of Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman, reacts after their lawyer Hotman Paris Hutapea (L) reads papers from the high court in Jakarta Friday

Neil Bantleman, 45, and Ferdinant Tjiong were convicted in April by the South Jakarta District Court of violating Indonesia’s child protection law.

They maintained their innocence and appealed to the Jakarta High Court. The two men were supported by fellow teachers and the principal at the Jakarta International School, now called the Jakarta Intercultural School. See More

 

 



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