Indonesia sentences Australian paedophile to 15 years in jail

Jakarta, Oct 25 (IANS) An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a 70-year-old Australian man to 15 years in prison after finding him guilty of sexually molesting several girls on the resort island of Bali.

Judges at Denpasar District Court found that Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis, who was arrested in January, sexually abused 11 girls under the age of 18 between 2014 and 2015, Efe news reported.

In addition to the prison sentence, Ellis was served a fine of 2 billion rupiah (around $153,000) or an additional six months in prison.

Ellis’s lawyer later said that he objected to the sentence and would appeal.

–IANS

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