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 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

May 15, 2018 Police Blotter

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Monk makes a case for wing pair

first_img Hodgson preferred Tottenham winger Andros Townsend to either of the in-form Swansea widemen when he named his squad for next week’s friendly against Norway and the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland last Thursday. Townsend has yet to start a Premier League game for Spurs this season and Dyer and Routledge responded to their omission by providing the goals as Swansea extended their perfect Premier League start with a 3-0 home victory over West Brom Press Association Garry Monk believes Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge should be in Roy Hodgson’s England squad on current form. Routledge registered with a spectacular 18-yard volley and Dyer grabbed a double to take his goal tally for the season to three. “I’ve talked about it many times and said before you have to watch them to select them,” said Swansea manager Monk. “They can only do what they’re doing and they have to improve and make it difficult for any international manager not to pick them. “On form, yes, I think they should be in (the England squad). But maybe I’m biased because they’re my players. “But we understand that it’s early in the season and it’s not something we talk about much. If it comes great, but we just make sure the football’s as good as possible.” Swansea are certainly doing that with Monk having masterminded four straight victories when also taking the Capital One Cup defeat of Rotherham into account – the club’s best start to a season for 91 years. “It’s a good start but that’s all it is,” Monk said. “There’s a long way to go and a lot more work to do, but it’s good to have the winning habit. “We know what we are. We’ll try to get to that 40-point barrier as quickly as possible, that will always be our target. “It’s only our fourth year in the Premier League and expectations come with winning games but we have to get there as soon as possible.” West Brom boss Alan Irvine lamented Jonas Olsson’s costly slip which handed Dyer his second-minute opener. “It could not have been a worse start,” said Irvine. “You spend a week getting ready for the game, develop a game and somebody slips. “That can’t be legislated for. It makes a tough game an even tougher one and we certainly got rocked by that. “We gave the ball away too cheaply, especially in the final third, but as it was looking as if things were settling down were make another mistake and we’re 2-0 down and desperate for half-time to come.” Irvine admitted many of his players are still settling in at the club after a busy summer of comings and goings at The Hawthorns. “A lot of them are not fit at the moment,” Irvine. “We lost 13 players over the summer and so had to replace all of them. “But the players we’ve signed have taken longer – for a variety of reasons – to get them in. We brought in a number of lads who weren’t attached or weren’t training with their clubs and we’ve got to try to get them up to speed. “We’ve got players who are in desperate need of a pre-season and we’ve got to get them working together as quickly as we can.” last_img read more

Leicester Closer to EPL Title, Arsenal Held

first_imgLeicester City need just five points to complete a fairytale Premier League title triumph after Leonardo Ulloa scored twice in a 4-0 home victory over Swansea City yesterday.With top scorer Jamie Vardy suspended, his stand-in Ulloa stepped up with a brace of goals at the King Power Stadium, either side of goals by Riyad Mahrez and substitute Marc Albrighton. It lifted Claudio Ranieri’s side eight points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who host West Bromwich Albion this evening, and means that they can claim the title by winning at Manchester United next Sunday if Spurs fail to beat West Brom.Leicester’s victory had the added effect of ending the title bids of both third-place Manchester City and fourth-place Arsenal, who were held to a 0-0 draw at struggling Sunderland.Vardy’s dismissal, after he was shown a second yellow card for diving, had been the chief talking point of Leicester’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United last weekend, which had raised the possibility of nerves getting the better of Ranieri’s miracle men.But they made an ideal start against Francesco Guidolin’s Swansea as Ashley Williams’s careless clearance struck Mahrez, who calmly stroked his 17th goal of the season past visiting goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.Ulloa made it 2-0 on the half-hour by heading in Danny Drinkwater’s free-kick and killed the game off in the 61st minute when he toed in a cross from Jeff Schlupp, who had sprinted into the box from halfway.The fourth goal, in the 85th minute, was the work of Leicester’s substitutes, with Demarai Gray sparking the move by sprinting to the byline on the right and sending a cross into the box.From Andy King’s back-post header, Gray saw a close-range volley parried by Fabianski, but Albrighton followed in to lift the rebound into the roof of the net.Leicester’s win definitely sounded the death knell on the title aspirations of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, whose goalless stalemate at Sunderland did little to help their push for a top-four finish.Sunderland left-back Patrick van Aanholt came closest to breaking the deadlock at the Stadium of Light with a first-half free-kick that hit the post, while both teams had penalty appeals for handball turned down.Arsenal, for whom Jack Wilshere made his first appearance of the season after recovering from a broken fibula, remain fourth, five points above Manchester United, but having played a game more.“We created less, but could still have scored. We should have been in front in the first half,” Arsenal manager Wenger told the BBC.“It leaves us having to win the next game, as always. We fight against teams who fight not to go down, so we prepare to fight again next Saturday.”The point was of much greater use to Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland, who climbed out of the relegation zone on goal difference at the expense of Norwich City.“With four games to go it is in our hands now,” said Allardyce, whose side had won 3-0 at Norwich in their previous game.“Our performances are good – excellent last week and very good today. Hopefully we can get enough points to stay out of trouble.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more