Jan Jacobus Vogel, a Dutch tourist, is facing trial in Singaraja on charge of raping young girls on the Lovina beach.This is not the first case of a Dutch pedophile abusing children abroad. His pleading has been answered by the Dutch minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice who said in the parliament that he will make ‘every effort’ to tackle child sex tourism. Together with his colleague Rosenthal of Foreign Affairs Opstelten will make a plan what the Netherlands internationally can do to prevent Dutch pedophiles abusing children over the border. First of all they want to find out how many exit visas for high-risk countries such as Indonesia have been granted.

“This promises we hope is true as we try to protect our future generation to have a bright future and not haunted by pedophile act in Bali”, said President CASA Professor Luh Ketut Suryani in her office after testifying as expert witness in the trial of Jan Jacobus Vogel in Singaraja. The committee is trying to collaborate with Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) to fight this kind of crime entering the island of paradise, Bali as they already make the collaboration with FBI (USA) and AFP (Australia).

“We’ll have funds for special investigation teams (2 investigators, 1 lawyer, 1 social worker and 1 admin officer) in each location. The teams will be trained by our partner APLE in Cambodia. The ultimate goal of the project is arrest and prosecution of perpetrators, therefore the project partners need to work closely with various stakeholders including local police and international authorities”, said Sudaryanto as TdH-NL Country Manager  Regional Office Southeast Asia.

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