Politician allegedly raped teen daughter while mother in hospital with Covid-19

A teenage girl was allegedly raped by her politician father, who is accused of attacking her while her mother was being treated in hospital for Covid-19.

The man, who formerly worked as a politician in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, allegedly raped his 17-year-old daughter on January 18.

He is believed to have visited his daughter on the pretext of discussing her education while her mother, from whom he is separated, was in hospital.

The victim’s mother was undergoing treatment for coronavirus at the time of the attack, and the girl is believed to have rarely seen her dad without supervision.

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Police have identified the suspect only as 65-year-old AA, and said the victim filed a police report for rape the day after the attack.

Mataram Police Chief, Heri Wahyudi, said a medical examination showed evidence of sexual assault.

The victim had wounds on her breast and private parts, Mr Wahyudi told local media.

Officers have since charged AA with rape under the Child Protection Law and he could face up to 15 years behind bars for the alleged rape.

He could also face an additional one-third of the sentence because the victim is his biological daughter, it has been reported.

In a statement given to Antara news agency, AA, denied the alleged rape and said he "wouldn’t do it" to his own child.

AA said: "No, of course not. I wouldn’t do it to my own child."

West Nusa Tenggara DPW chairman, Muazzim Akbar, said he has now fired the politician for the alleged attack.

Mr Akbar said on Tuesday: "So the information we received, this AA is being prepared to become the Chairperson of the NTB Ummat Party DPW. Therefore, if you control with PAN, AA is no longer there with PAN."

Deputy Secretary General of the National Mandate Party Soni Sumarsono, confirmed the statement and added that AA has not worked for the party for a "long time."

He said: "Yes AA, but don't control with PAN anymore because it's not a PAN cadre anymore [sic].

"He has been fired for a long time."

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