29 February 2008
Indonesia - Indonésie - Indonesia
Legislation of INTERPOL member states on sexual offences against children
|I. Ages for legal purposes
Age of simple majority
According to the Indonesian Civil code 18 years for males and 15 years for
females. According to Indonesian Penal code under age means any body that
has not reached 16 years.
Age of consent for sexual activity
For male 19 years, for female 16 years.
Age of consent for marriage
For male 18 years for female 15 years.
Anybody who is having sexual intercourse by force or threat or enforcing
a woman to commit adultery with out marriage will be punished with imprisonment
up to 12 years.
|III.Other forms of child sex abuse
Indonesian Penal Code
- Violation of descent-paragraph 281-283
- Any sexual act outside of marriage-paragraph 284
- Sexual intercourse with children- paragraph 287and 288
- Indecent- paragraphe 289
- Incest-paragraph 294
There are no special legal provisions, but the article mentioned above can
be applied. ( Article287-295)
There are no particular legal provisions, but related articles may be applied.
For the instant the mere possession of a pornography picture , video, compact
disc, books, magazines is punishable. Sending SMS picture is also punishable.
The current Indonesian legislation does not cover this area, but the articles
that are in relation with this case are used.
Last modified on 3 Aug 2007