Prosecutor’s Office Can’t Find Julia Perez

By webadmin on 08:07 pm Feb 14, 2013
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The East Jakarta prosecutor’s office is struggling to track down Julia Perez, the dangdut singer who is due to spend three months in jail on a 2010 assault charge.

“Based on information we received from East Jakarta prosecutor’s office head Andi Herman, they sent her a summons letter on Monday to come to the East Jakarta prosecutor’s office on Thursday [to be taken to jail],” Attorney General’s Office spokesman Setia Untung Arimuladi said on Thursday. “It was sent to her address as written in the case dossier, but her house was empty. The local neighborhood unit chief said the house had been empty for a long time.”

Both prosecutors and Julia had filed an appeal to the Supreme Court over her November 2010 altercation with fellow actress Dewi Persik on the set of a movie the two were shooting together. In December 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the initial verdict, ordering her to spend three months in jail.

Hukumonline.com reported that the prosecutor’s office had also sent the letter to her parent’s house, which was also empty.

“We will summon her again [by sending letters] to addresses of her parents, manager or lawyer,” Setia said.

On Wednesday, Julia told Lampungonline.com “Please just pray and support me” via BlackBerry messenger when asked about the summons.