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Indonesia court overturns teachers' sexual abuse convictions

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By NINIEK KARMINI

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"The mother of one of the children had sued the school for alleged negligence and was seeking $125 million in compensation." I would love to know her nationality, I could hazard a guess or two but will refrain from doing so. It seems that she got her comeuppance in a Singapore court so I'll do some digging and hopefully answer my own question.

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Harry - thats quite an assumption. If she turns out to be other than American, Id say you owe an apology.

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This case was a farce from the start. I`ve been following the history of the case for a while. Among the key evidence sighted against the Canadian at the court hearing that found him guilty was that he only had sex with his wife once a week. They found an Indonesian psychiatrist who testified saying that a man would normally have sex with his wife everyday, and because this Canadian only had sex once a week then his sexual frustration could have built up and manifested itself on the children.

The parents who did the accusations went from one hospital to another trying to get a physical assessment of sodomy evidence, however all the hospitals they went to were not able to find anything except an Indonesian military hospital.

It was also telling that the family that made the accusation went to the school with their allegations and demanded money to stop them pressing charges. As well as that, the nature of the allegations from the accused changed as they sought more money (initially they requested $12.5 million dollars, and that slowly increased to $125 million dollars.

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Thanks for the info, @kiwi07. Glad things came out alright in the end.

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Lucky them. Now hopefully other false accusations in International Schools can be cleared up also.

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Harry - thats quite an assumption. If she turns out to be other than American, Id say you owe an apology.

Well clamenza, you mentioned Americans for some reason, not me so it's probably best that you keep your accusations to yourself in future.

It seems that laws to protect the identity of the children are making it difficult to identify the parents, for the time being at least.

Thanks to kiwi07 for the information.

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Well clamenza, you mentioned Americans for some reason, not me so it's probably best that you keep your accusations to yourself in future.

You know as well as I do who you are referring to.

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Wow. With parents like that, putting their child through invasive and unnecessary medical investigations for money, poor kid doesn't stand a chance.

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The Indonesian gov't. should charge the mother with murder in the case of the person who drank that poison while in the lock up! Many lives ruined in this case.

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Money, Money, Money.

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@Bartholomew Harte I'm pretty sure that is not murder... it is kind of like assisted suicide, in a way

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Does a legal case involving one person count as Major Headline news. Surely there are other more important things happening in the world today.

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