Pedophilia, or paedophilia, is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children. Oftentimes, recorded cases of Pedophilia include men as the suspects. However, it turns out that there are also women who suffer from this disorder.
In a rare case recorded in Indonesia, an 80-year old woman named Jowo who resides in Kota Palembang, Indonesia, was taken into custody after a 13-year old boy’s mother, Rohana, told police that old woman raped her son who was only known by the name AR.
In an article published by Elite Readers, Rohana recalled that something is wrong with her son because everytime he comes home, he looks scared and traumatized. When she asked him what was wrong, he told her that “he just ran out of Jowo’s house because he was forced to have sex with her.”
The son who reportedly attended school in grade 2 of Junior High School in Palembang told the police officers he was forced by the old woman to do the act for almost 10 times, in return, the old woman gave him 15 rupiahs (a few cents).
According to ER, the old woman persuaded him to do so for 10 times every time her husband wasn’t home. At one point during the whole ordeal, the young boy claimed that the old woman even threatened to kill him if he didn’t comply with what she wanted.
It turns out that Jowo was a woman who makes a living by going around the neighborhood to collect recyclable items so she is a familiar figure to the residents especially to the kids.
This occurrence should serve as a lesson to parents to always have an eye on their children. No once can ever predict the behavior of persons around us, even those that we thought that we are already familiar with can still surprise us in the end.