Snap: University Student in Naked Photo Scandal
An Indonesian university student has reported a friend to Bogor Police headquarters for allegedly posting naked photos of herself on the Internet.
Devi (not her real name), a 23-year-old student from West Jakarta, told police that she allowed her friend, Misha (not her real name) to snap the x-rated images in their boarding house in Kebon Jeruk because she had told her the pictures would be used to cure her boyfriend, who was under a black magic spell.
“Devi said Misha begged her to help cure her boyfriend Johny [not his real name] who was under a black magic spell,” Adjutant Comr. Irwansyah, the head of Bogor Police’s criminal investigation unit, told TVOne.
Misha claimed Johny could only be healed if he was shown a naked picture of a pretty girl, he said.
Devi agreed to help her by posing naked because she felt sorry for her friend but made Misha promise not to show her pictures to other people.
After the photo session, Devi received money from Misha.
On April 6, she found out that her pictures had been published on a number of Web sites, including social networking site Facebook.
“Devi felt she had been victimized and demanded her friend take responsibility for embarrassing her and her family,” Irwansyah said.
Police have summoned Misha and questioned her.
“Misha said she gave the pictures to her boyfriend, Johny, so we suspect he was the one who leaked them,” Irwansyah added.
Police are still searching for Johny, who has disappeared, but are continuing to gather information relating to the case.
Irwansyah said anyone who spread pornographic images on the internet could be charged under the 2008 Electronic Information and Transaction (ITE) Law.
The law, which carries sentences of as much as 6 years in prison and a fine of Rp 1 billion ($110,834), has been criticized as draconian.