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Police arrest third suspect as online prostitution pimp

Selasa 15 Jan 2019 17:53 WIB

Rep: Dadang Kurnia, Idealisa Masyrafina/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Spokesperson of East Java Police Frans Barung Mangera.

Spokesperson of East Java Police Frans Barung Mangera.

Foto: Republika/Dadang Kurnia
East Java Police says that one other suspect is still at large.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SURABAYA -- Spokeperson of East Java Regional Police, Police Commissioner Frans Barung Mangera revealed that the police have arrested one more suspect in celebrities online prostitution. A woman with initials F, 32, was arrested in Jakarta on Monday (Jan 14) night.

"We arrested her and she already become a suspect," said Barung at the East Java Regional Police Headquarters, in Surabaya, on Tuesday (Jan 15).

He explained, so far three people have been named suspects following the detainment of F. Earlier, the police had arrested ES (37 yo) and TN (28 yo) as alleged pimps on January 5.

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According to Barung, one other suspect was still at large. The suspect allegedly was in Jakarta or Bandung (West Java).

The police also revealed the role of pimps when marketing those celebrities. The pimps coordinated with each other, by exchanging information and clients in offering prostitution services.

"Suspects said that they didn't have a boss, just coordinating with each other," said Barung.

Meanwhile, for offering the sex services, the pimps had a strong network. They used social medias and word of mouth information to market celebrities in their networks.

The online prostitution case involving female celebrities in Surabaya was revealed by Cyber Criminal Division of East Java Regional Police on Saturday (Jan 5). In that case, the police arrested five people consisting of FTV actrees with initials VA and adult magazine photo model with the initials US, one assistant, and two pimps.

The celebrities had been released after being questioned. Their status were as witnesses.

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