American Man Attempts Child Kidnapping in Bali: Police Chronology

American Man Attempts Child Kidnapping in Bali: Police Chronology

A US Citizen, the perpetrator of an attempted child kidnapping, has been detained at the Denpasar Regional Police. (Denpasar Regional Police Documentation)

Denpasar – Police have disclosed the chronology of an attempted kidnapping of a young girl carried out by DCB (33), a citizen of the United States (US) residing in the Kori Nuansa Housing Complex, Ungasan, South Kuta District, Badung, Bali. Currently, DCB is being held in custody at the Denpasar Regional Police.

“He has been detained at the Denpasar Regional Police,” said Bali Police Public Relations Director, Commissioner Jansen Avitus Panjaitan, on Wednesday (27/3/2024), quoted from detikBali.

The attempted kidnapping of NPAPSD (8) occurred on Monday (25/3/2024) around 13:30 local time. Initially, NPAPSD along with her cousin, KNAAP (8), went to a shop. They passed by DCB’s house. He then engaged them in conversation using English.

During the conversation, DCB suddenly grabbed NPAPSD and carried her away. Moreover, the foreigner brought her into the yard of his residence.

Frightened, NPAPSD tried to break free and shouted for help. DCB then placed a knife on the table.

NPAPSD’s family came looking for her. They broke open the gate of DCB’s house.

NPAPSD immediately ran towards her uncle and aunt who rescued her. Feeling exposed, DCB then brandished the knife.

Following the incident, the victim’s father, Artha (33), went to the Denpasar Regional Police to report it. The victim and her family were then directed to the Women and Children Protection Unit of the Denpasar Regional Police for further examination.

The victim’s report was received by the police with report number LP-B/67/III/2024/SPKT/Polresta Denpasar/Polda Bali dated March 25, 2024, concerning the kidnapping of a minor. Upon receipt of the report, the police promptly detained DCB. During interrogation, DCB claimed to be suffering from depression. The police also took him to RSUP IGNG Ngoerah, Sanglah, Denpasar.

“In addition to being detained, the perpetrator is also undergoing psychiatric evaluation at Sanglah Hospital (RSUP IGNG Ngoerah),” he added.

After evaluation, the police threatened DCB with Article 76F in conjunction with Article 83 of Law Number 17 of 2016 concerning Child Protection.

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