A 19-year-old babysitter in Indonesia has been arrested for sexually assaulting her employer’s eight-month-old baby and letting her husband watch on a live video chat.
The alleged abuse happened while the teenage girl was high on crystal meth.
The shocking abuse took place several times according to police in the city of Pariaman in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra and was only stopped when the teenage girl was spotted abusing the child by the baby’s mother.
According to Coconuts Jakarta, the worried mum had been growing increasingly suspicious of the worker’s behaviour, and peeked in the room where she was caring for the baby and was shocked when she saw what was happening.
The mum reportedly saw the babysitter, identified by her initials V.V., rubbing a perfume bottle against the minor’s genitals. It was not revealed whether the baby was a boy or a girl.
But even more shockingly, the teenager was reportedly on a video call with her husband who works as an ice seller in the city of Medan in the province of North Sumatra.
After the mother filed a complaint with the local police, V.V. was arrested. She admitted to sexually assaulting the baby in the same manner on four separate occasions, according to Coconuts Jakarta.
Police spokesperson Ardiansyah Rolindo Saputra said: “It’s what her husband wanted. Sometimes it’s not just [the baby] who became a victim, sometimes the suspect filmed herself.”
He said they were currently hunting the suspected paedophile husband who has gone on the run after realising his teenage wife had been caught.
The police also found other perverted videos including the teenager sending videos of both herself carrying out obscene acts and other attacks on the child.
They said : “We found a video of the suspect inserting the bottle into her own genitalia.”
The police added that they have obtained evidence suggesting the babysitter had taken crystal meth the day before her arrest.
The babysitter has been charged with sexual assault against a minor. If convicted, V.V. could face up to 15 years in jail under Indonesia’s Child Protection Law.
In 2016, Indonesia introduced harsher penalties, including the death penalty and chemical castration, for child sex offenders and paedophiles.
However, activists say that severe punishments have not been a successful deterrent as sexual assaults against minors continue to be a major problem in the country.
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