Bogor. Four men in the West Java town of Bogor have been arrested over the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl whom they are said to have drugged.
The men, identified as M. Fauzi, 22, Dudi Febriansyah, 23, Rizky Saputra, 19, and F., 18, have been named as suspects in the case and were still in custody on Friday night.
Bogor Police spokesman Adj. Comr. Lalu Hedwin said they were arrested on Thursday, following a report filed to police by the victim’s parents.
The incident allegedly took place in early July when the victim’s friend, identified as Kebot, introduced her to Fauzi, who then brought her to an empty house in the subdistrict of North Bogor.
Kebot then left the house, after which Fauzi served the victim with tea allegedly laced with drug — the type of substance was not confirmed by police — that rendered the victim unconscious. He attempted to rape her, but she awoke and resisted.
Fauzi then called his three friends — Dudi, Rizky and F. — before proceeding with the act.
“[Fauzi] then took her home, and said he would take responsibility for what he did,” Lalu said on Friday.
Bogor Police’s women and child protection unit head Second Insp. Mellisa Sianipar said the victim’s family were minded to reconcile with Fauzi.
“But the perpetrator refused to take responsibility [by marrying the girl],” Mellisa said, “so the parents reported him to police and he was arrested yesterday [Thursday].”