Surabaya pastor sentenced to 10 years in prison for years of sexual abuse

first_imgThe Surabaya District Court has declared 50-year-old pastor Hanny Layantara guilty of sexual abuse and sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment.Presiding judge Johanis Hehamony said Hanny was found guilty of violating Article 82 of the Child Protection Law.”We declare the defendant Hanny Layantara guilty and sentence him to 10 years in prison and order him to pay Rp 100 million in fines or serve an additional six months in prison,” Johanis said on Monday as reported by kompas.com. He added that the panel of judges noted two factors in their sentencing decision, namely that the defendant had refused to admit his wrongdoings and that his actions were contradictory to his role as a religious leader.The sentence matched the punishment demanded by prosecutors.Hanny was arrested in Sidoarjo, East Java, on March 3, two weeks after his victim’s family reported the abuse to the police. He had allegedly been planning to flee the country at the time of his arrest.The victim, now 26, said that Hanny had sexually abused her from 2005 – when she was only 12 years old – until 2011.Hanny’s lawyer, Abdurrachman Saleh, said he and his client would file an appeal against the verdict.”We disagree with the judges’ verdict. We will appeal,” he said. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

CON PUTS HIS FOOT IN IT …..AGAIN!

first_imgCon Holmes is always putting his foot in it.He did it again last Friday in dreadful weather conditions. Con didn’t juts walk from Letterkenny to Newtowncunningham – he did it in his bare feet.There were a few blisters but there was no stoping Con whose walk was in aid of NCDI our local community developmment project & the Breast Unit at LGH.Thanks to Mick & Irene Ferry, Sean & Kathleen Holmes who this walk had a special meaning for as a breast cancer patient, Eilish O Reilly, Marie Kelly, Karina Gildea, Oonagh Fullerton, Jimmy Gildea and a very special thank to Con’s grandchildren Amy & Clara Golden & Molly Gildea.The children walked a big part of the way, Amy  aged 16, Molly aged 10 & 7 year old Clara years  all did the walk. Con said he hopes to have managed to make a few euros for both these worthwhile projects and we should have the figure soon.And not one to put his feet up – Con was again back in the bare feet as he went for a ‘small’ 5k walk for the Newtowncunningham Community Playgroup 5KM CON PUTS HIS FOOT IN IT …..AGAIN! was last modified: June 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:barefoot charity walkCon Holmeslast_img read more