E. Java Police Target Student Prostitution Ring


OCTOBER 07, 2015

Gresik, East Java. Police in East Java are investigating an online prostitution ring reportedly involving high school and university students in Gresik after arresting a woman believed to the pimp.

Wahyu Putri Sukni, 20, a university student and beauty salon worker in Gresik, was apprehended by police for operating the prostitution business from a cafe in Surabaya.

Interested customers would contact Wahyu using BlackBerry Messenger before meeting her at a cafe to select girls.

Wahyu “is sort of the pimp [in the business]. We are still investigating the case to protect the girls [of Gresik] from prostitution,” Gresik Police chief of criminal investigation, Adj. Comr. Iwan Hari Poerwanto, said on Tuesday night.

From one transaction, Wahyu could make Rp 500,000 ($36), while a prostitute could earn between Rp 1 million and Rp 1.5 million.