19 Jan '11, 10am

A man suspected of running a prostitution business involving 7 high school girls through Facebook has been arrested.

JAKARTA police arrested a man suspected of running a prostitution business involving seven junior high school girls through Facebook, a police official said on Wednesday. Central Jakarta police detective chief Yoyon Toni Saputra said that Dede, 28, who was arrested on Monday, had allegedly committed the crimes for two years, kompas.com reported. The suspect, a resident of Manggarai, South Jakarta, allegedly recruited his neighbours to become prostitutes. The suspect allegedly used Facebook to solicit the girls, aged between 13 and 16 years old, at the price of 2 million rupiahs (S$283) each, sending them to meeting places as required by the buyers once the deals were made, according to Yoyon. Yoyon said the case was discovered after a teacher checked the Facebook account of a student who was a classmate of one of the girls. The teacher told the girl's father about what he ...

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