Depok Police Chief Commissioner Pol Azis Andriansyah said, the disclosure of this case stems from a report of one of the victims who had followed the ritual bathing, but no impact was received. When the victim comes to the house of the offender with the belief that the offender has inner knowledge from the ancestors.
That conviction that brought the victim was willing to undergo a flower bath which turned out to be an immoral act. After the ritual is carried out but the victim does not feel any impact, then the victim realizes that the perpetrator has committed indecent acts.
"This sexual abuse case uses the modus operandi of the flower bath. By persuading the victims as if the perpetrators had the ability to purify the victims then the victims came to the place of the perpetrators, "Azis Andriansyah said, Thursday (6/25/2020).
The victim initially did not know what process to go through and only followed the perpetrator's orders. The victim herself knows that the offender claims to have a hereditary ability for the process of self-purification.(Read: Damaged Roads in West Jakarta Eat Victims)
When he came to the perpetrator's house, then the victim was asked to take a shower in accordance with the perpetrator's instructions. "He said he got the ability to descend purify people with flower baths. But when bathing the flowers the victims were mostly women who were offered to undress to be more holy. When you take off your clothes, you are treated unfairly, "he said.
It is known that there are several victims but only one who dared to report to the police. Most victims are women. "There was a complaint from one of the victims that they had been molested and the ritual in vain had no effect on the victim and then they reported to the police," he said.
Investigators are still exploring this case. Including the matter of what actions have been done to the victim as well as the possibility of other victims. "We are still searching for information and other evidence," he added.
At present the perpetrators are secured in Depok Police and the perpetrators will be charged under Article 288 of the Criminal Code. with a sentence of nine years in prison.