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A.K.A.: "Babe"
 
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Rape - Pedophile
Number of victims: 4 - 14
Date of murders: 1993 - 2010
Date of arrest: January 8, 2010
Date of birth: 1961
Victims profile: Boys aged between 7 and 12 years
Method of murder: Strangulation
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Status: Sentenced to life in prison on October 5, 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Baekuni gets life for child murders, sex abuse

The Jakarta Post

October 6, 2010

The East Jakarta District Court sentenced Baekuni, 49, to life in prison on Wednesday after he was convicted of sexual abuse and the premeditated murder of four street children.

Prosecutors previously asked the court to sentence Baekuni to death.

After the police arrested Baekuni on Jan. 8, he confessed to sodomizing, killing and mutilating several boys between the ages of 10 and 12.

Baekuni claims he killed 14 street children.

 
 

Baekuni was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 14 children

Allvoices.com

October 6, 2010

Baekuni was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 14 children.

Baekuni aka Babeh (50) was sentenced to life imprisonment. According to Chief Judge Mahfud Saifullah when reading the verdict in the East Jakarta District Court on Wednesday (10/06/2010), the defendant legally and convincingly guilty of premeditated murder and criminal violence in the form of sodomy against four boys, namely Ardiansyah ( , 2010), Adi (January 2008), Rio (April 2008), and Arif small (July 2007).

Of the four victims named in the indictment, only one victim was sodomized and mutilated Babeh proven through evidence presented at trial, namely Ardiansyah, which is the natural child of the Indra and Nur Hamida.

Kompas reported in Jakarta, the judges said the verdict was decided after seeing the evidence, testimony of several witnesses, a statement vise Kramat Jati Police Hospital, and details some expert witnesses, and the facts at trial.

Verdict is inconsistent with the demands of the public prosecutor in the previous session, on Tuesday (28/09/2010), which demanded the death penalty. However, there are similarities between the prosecutor and judge, the defendant found to have violated Article 340 of the Penal Code in conjunction with Article 65 Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code on charges of Murder Planned on the primer with maximum demands death penalty. "Because the primary charges proven, then the subsidiary charge is not needed," said Mahfud.

Burdensome the punishment for a defendant who was killed with four other street shredding and throw to a certain place is cruel and sadistic, his actions disturbing the public, causing many victims of trauma and children under age.

While the relief is during the trial the defendant was polite and cooperative to the questions the panel of judges, prosecutors, and legal counsel. The defendant also regrets and apologizes to the families of the victims in particular and society in general. In addition, Babeh himself has confessed to killing 14 children street since 1993.

 
 

Serial killer with a "soft heart"

DailyChilli.com

March 20, 2010

When a seemingly kind street vendor confessed to the sexual abuse and murders of 14 boys, it was a story that was both shocking - and familiar.

Indonesians drew parallels to another Jakarta man, Robot Gedek, who died of a heart attack in 2007 while on death row for raping and killing 12 boys in the mid-1990s.

In both cases, most of the victims were homeless. The serial killings highlight what activists say is a widespread and largely ignored problem: the rampant sex abuse of poor children in this Southeast Asian nation.

The vendor pushed a cart through the bustling streets of Jakarta, the capital, selling snacks, drinks and cigarettes. He went by one name, Baikuni, and street kids called him "Babe" (pronounced bar-bay), an affectionate term for "Dad."

The 48-year-old man was known for having a soft heart for street kids, many of whom he took home and gave temporary shelter, apparently without molesting them.

Others he strangled, sometimes before and sometimes after sodomizing them, he told police.

Baikuni was arrested in his rented house in January, days after the severed head and several body parts of 9-year-old Ardiansyah were found in a black plastic bag in a nearby river.

In police custody, he confessed to murdering 14 boys, aged 6 to 12, from 1995 to Jan. 8 of this year.

"In the beginning, he just lured them to his home, sodomized them, then dumped the bodies," police investigator Lt. Col. Nico Afinta said.

Later, starting in 2007, he decapitated and mutilated his victims after strangling them with rope.

His last victim was a neighbor. Ardiansyah's mother knew her son had been spending time at Baikuni's house in recent months and immediately suspected him.

"Why was Babe caught? Because he violated his own procedure of luring victims who were strangers from outside his neighborhood," a psychologist who questioned Baikuni in prison, Sarlito Wirawan Sarwono, told reporters.

In an unexplained twist, Baikuni also may have been a witness in the case against Gedek, though police and Baikuni's lawyers deny that.

Gedek's former lawyer, Febri Irmansyah, told reporters that he believes Baikuni testified under another name in 1997, telling a court that he saw Gedek carry a young victim into bushes in central Jakarta in 1995.

Police say Baikuni wasn't a witness.

Baikuni did know Gedek, a homeless man who eked out a living by selling plastic bottles for recycling. But one of Baikuni's lawyers, Haposan Nainggolan, said his client knew Gedek only as two men who worked the same streets would.

Seto Mulyaqdi, chairman of the independent National Commission on Child Protection, said that reports of sexual abuse and missing children suggest there are more victims of Baikuni and other killers, both in Jakarta and the cities of Makassar and Medan.

"I think there are more people like Babe. This is the tip of an iceberg," he said.

Andreas Harsono, an Indonesian adviser to New York-based Human Rights Watch, said he believes most street kids have been sexually abused, based on his interviews with children.

"When you are seven or eight, you are already being abused. It's a big problem in a place as crowded as Java," he said, referring to Indonesia's main island, where most of the nation's 235 million people live.

Frans Hendra Winarta, a prominent Jakarta trial lawyer who is chairman of the Indonesian Advocates Association, said the current police priority is tackling corruption, not child abuse or murder.

Police lack the money and resources to tackle all the nation's crime, he said, adding that victims who are wealthy enough to pay for a police investigation, including "bonuses" for investigators, could get their crimes investigated.

"Whether you're rich or poor, you have to pay the police, otherwise they won't notice you," Winarta said. "That's the problem with this country."

 
 

Serial killings highlight Indonesian child abuse

By Rod McGuirk - Msnbc.msn.com

March 19, 2010

JAKARTA, Indonesia - When a seemingly kind street vendor confessed to the sexual abuse and murders of 14 boys, it was a story that was both shocking — and familiar.

Indonesians drew parallels to another Jakarta man, Robot Gedek, who died of a heart attack in 2007 while on death row for raping and killing 12 boys in the mid-1990s.

In both cases, most of the victims were homeless. The serial killings highlight what activists say is a widespread and largely ignored problem: the rampant sex abuse of poor children in this Southeast Asian nation.

The vendor pushed a cart through the bustling streets of Jakarta, the capital, selling snacks, drinks and cigarettes. He went by one name, Baikuni, and street kids called him "Babe" (pronounced bar-bay), an affectionate term for "Dad."

The 48-year-old man was known for having a soft heart for street kids, many of whom he took home and gave temporary shelter, apparently without molesting them.

Others he strangled, sometimes before and sometimes after sodomizing them, he told police.

Baikuni was arrested in his rented house in January, days after the severed head and several body parts of 9-year-old Ardiansyah were found in a black plastic bag in a nearby river.

In police custody, he confessed to murdering 14 boys, aged 6 to 12, from 1995 to Jan. 8 of this year.

"In the beginning, he just lured them to his home, sodomized them, then dumped the bodies," police investigator Lt. Col. Nico Afinta said.

Later, starting in 2007, he decapitated and mutilated his victims after strangling them with rope.

His last victim was a neighbor. Ardiansyah's mother knew her son had been spending time at Baikuni's house in recent months and immediately suspected him.

"Why was Babe caught? Because he violated his own procedure of luring victims who were strangers from outside his neighborhood," a psychologist who questioned Baikuni in prison, Sarlito Wirawan Sarwono, told reporters.

In an unexplained twist, Baikuni also may have been a witness in the case against Gedek, though police and Baikuni's lawyers deny that.

Gedek's former lawyer, Febri Irmansyah, told reporters that he believes Baikuni testified under another name in 1997, telling a court that he saw Gedek carry a young victim into bushes in central Jakarta in 1995.

Police say Baikuni wasn't a witness.

Baikuni did know Gedek, a homeless man who eked out a living by selling plastic bottles for recycling. But one of Baikuni's lawyers, Haposan Nainggolan, said his client knew Gedek only as two men who worked the same streets would.

Seto Mulyaqdi, chairman of the independent National Commission on Child Protection, said that reports of sexual abuse and missing children suggest there are more victims of Baikuni and other killers, both in Jakarta and the cities of Makassar and Medan.

"I think there are more people like Babe. This is the tip of an iceberg," he said.

Andreas Harsono, an Indonesian adviser to New York-based Human Rights Watch, said he believes most street kids have been sexually abused, based on his interviews with children.

"When you are seven or eight, you are already being abused. It's a big problem in a place as crowded as Java," he said, referring to Indonesia's main island, where most of the nation's 235 million people live.

Frans Hendra Winarta, a prominent Jakarta trial lawyer who is chairman of the Indonesian Advocates Association, said the current police priority is tackling corruption, not child abuse or murder.

Police lack the money and resources to tackle all the nation's crime, he said, adding that victims who are wealthy enough to pay for a police investigation, including "bonuses" for investigators, could get their crimes investigated.

"Whether you're rich or poor, you have to pay the police, otherwise they won't notice you," Winarta said. "That's the problem with this country."

 
 

Street children serial killer's dossier handed to prosecutors soon

Taglly.com

Tue, Feb 23 2010

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Jakarta Metro police investigators of the Criminal Investigation Directorate will soon file the dossier of the suspected murderer of 14 street children, Baekuni alias Babe, to public prosecutors, a spokesman said. Head of Crime and Violence Unit of the general criminal investigation directorate of Jakarta Metro police, Adjunct Senior Commissioner, Nico Afinta said here on Tuesday that his side had nearly completed the investigation dossier on Baekuni after the case reconstruction was implemented. "Jakarta Metro police investigators will file Baekuni`s dossier to the Jakarta prosecutor`s office next week," he said.

Baekuni allegedly killed and mutilated a total of 14 street children over the last five years in Jakarta and West Java. The victims were between nine and 12 years old and the alleged killer`s last victim was Ardiansyah whose body was dumped in the Cakung area, East Jakarta.

 
 

Lawyer Insists Confessed Serial Killer Testified at Murder Trial of ‘Robot’ Gedek

Zaky Pawas - TheJakartaGlobe.com

February 8, 2010

Despite denials from the Jakarta Police, a lawyer insisted on Monday that alleged serial killer Bayquni’s crimes were linked to those of the notorious child-killer Siswanto “Robot” Gedek.

Febry Irmansyah, a lawyer who assisted Siswanto, said that Bayquni, who was using a different name at the time, testified that he saw Siswanto take a little boy to a bush in the former airport area in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta in 1995.

“The witness saw it from 20 meters away and he only saw movements in the bush,” Febry said.

Febry also insisted that Bayquni, who went by the name Sunarto at the time, was the key witness in the trial of Siswanto, who was sentenced to death in 1997.

“I’m 100 percent sure that Sunarto was a dead ringer for Bayquni,” Febry said.

Bayquni’s lawyer, Rangga Beri Rikuser, acknowledged that his client had changed names but denied Febry’s claims.

“Babe often changed his name,” said his lawyer, Rangga Beri Rikuser, referring to Bayquni’s current nickname.

He said Bayquni was born as a twin in the 1960s and his parents named him Hasan, while his twin brother was named Husein.

Husein died during childhood and Bayquni’s parents changed the remaining twin’s name to Bayquni. Little Bayquni was nicknamed Bungkih and until his adolescent years his official name as written on his ID card was Bayquni.

Bayquni changed his name to Agus after he moved to Kuningan, West Java, in 1993. He was also alleged to use the name Sunarto in 1995 when he was in Jakarta.

However, Rangga insisted that Babe had never testified in any of Siswanto’s hearings.

“That’s another Babe, not this Babe [Bayquni]. Babe is a common nickname for older men who shelter street children,” Rangga said.

Police have also denied that Bayquni was a witness at Siswanto’s trial. “Not this one; it was another Babe,” said Jakarta Police’s Spokesman Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar. “Don’t link Robot Gedek’s case to Babe’s. Robot Gedek’s case ended a long time ago.”

However, Febry was convinced that Bayquni was the same Babe. He said the police had arrested Babe first before they finally detained Siswanto.

“When Babe was arrested, he said it was Robot Gedek who did it,” Febry said. Robot Gedek and Babe had a similar pattern. They would sodomize their victims before getting rid of their bodies.

“Robot Gedek would take his victims to play video games, feed them and sodomize them before strangling them with a rope and disposing of their bodies,” Febry said.

Babe shared a similar pattern but he would kill his victims before sodomizing them. The difference was their motives. Babe has said he killed his victims because they refused to be sodomized.

“Robot Gedek killed because he was afraid people would know that he sodomized children,” Febry said.

 
 

Change in Pattern Led Police To Catch Jakarta Murderer: Expert

Zaky Pawas - TheJakartaGlobe.com

February 2, 2010

The savage murders allegedly committed by Bayquni were discovered because the he broke his own rules, according to University of Indonesia psychologist Sarlito Wirawan.

“He was caught because he broke his own procedures, which he had religiously followed before,” Sarlito said during a news conference at the Jakarta Metro Police station on Monday.

Sarlito said Bayquni’s earlier victims had been street children who were not under his care. But his decision to murder nine-year-old Ardiansyah, who lived with him, eventually led the police to uncover his previous crimes.

“Because Ardi had lived with him for six months and his mother knows Babe [Bayquni],” Sarlito explained.

Sarlito said Bayquni, known as Babe, had been extremely selective in choosing his victims. “His victims were handsome, with fair, smooth skin,” he said.

He said Bayquni was a homosexual pedophile and a probable serial killer, but was mentally fit to stand for trial.

Police said Bayquni has admitted to killing 14 street children since 1993. The latest victims he confessed to murdering were identified only as Feri, Doli, Kiki and Adit, police said.

“Fourteen victims have been found. The murders were traced back to 1993, though with long intervals in between,” said Jakarta Metro Police Chief Insp. Gen. Wahyono, who also attended the news conference.

Separately, Wahyono denied that the police had launched an operation to conduct rectal examinations of street children following the arrest of Bayquni.

“There was no anal [examination] operation. Only a survey of street children,” Wahyono said.

Adj. Sr. Comr. Nico Afinta, the Jakarta Police’s chief of violent crimes, described how the case developed. “Initially he only confessed to one victim, Ardiansyah,” he said.

The police had to be “extra patient” in extracting confessions from Bayquni, due to his deteriorating memory.

“Further questioning revealed three [more victims], and the number kept increasing,” Afinta said.

Adrianus Meliala, a criminologist from University of Indonesia, said Bayquni’s case was the most terrifying in Indonesian history.

“But for the number of victims, [the fraudulent witch doctor] AS has the most, with 47,” Meliala said.

The Jakarta Metro Police has handled three serial killers since 1996. From 1996 to 1998, Siswanto, alias Robot Gedek, killed 12 people, sexually assaulting them first.

In 2008, Verry Idam Henyasyah, the alleged serial killer better known as Ryan, confessed to killing 11 people in Jombang, East Java.

The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas Anak) had registered 50,000 street children by the end of 2009, with the number rising year after year.

“With the increase in poverty rate, the number of street children keeps rising,” said Seto Mulyadi, chairman of the commission.

 
 

Alleged Jakarta Serial Child Killer Claims New Victims

Zaky Pawas - TheJakartaGlobe.com

January 31, 2010

Confessed serial child killer Bayquni has admitted to killing four more street children, Jakarta Police said on Sunday, noting that the number of victims may well continue to rise.

“The four [new] victims were murdered in Jakarta,” Jakarta Metro Police chief of violent crime Adj. Sr. Comr. Nico Afinta said. Police are planning to release their names today.

The latest confessions by the 49-year-old known as “Babe” bring to 14 the number of children he allegedly killed and defiled before mutilating and disposing of their bodies.

Afinta said the number of victims may yet increase, adding that he personally didn’t believe the motive behind the alleged murders was merely sexual.

“If, as he claimed, he had been killing to satisfy his sexual urges since 1995, just imagine how many street children had fallen victim to him,” Afinta said.

A psychologist who examined Bayquni has said that the man derived pleasure from having sexual intercourse with corpses, provided that he had killed the victim himself.

City police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar said investigators were still reviewing other unsolved child murder cases to see if there’s a connection to Bayquni, a street hawker who until his arrest last month had been caring for street children and sheltering some in his home.

Bayquni, who police say appears senile, only remembers his victims when shown their photos. “So it’s rather tricky, because on the one hand we have to unravel this case, but on the other hand we have to immediately complete the dossier,” Boy said.

The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas Anak) has previously said the true number of victims could be as high as 15, as evidenced by the photographs Bayquni had collected .

“According to the street kids looked after by Babe, the ones in the pictures were his favorites. He could have more than 15 victims,” Komnas Anak Secretary General Arist Merdeka Sirait said.

Bayquni was arrested on Jan. 8 following the discovery of the mutilated body of a 9-year-old boy, identified as Ardiansyah, in a slum area in Cakung.

Prior to Sunday, Bayquni had confessed to killing 10 street children between the ages of 7 and 12. The playmate of one of the victims also remains missing.

Afinta previously said that Bayquni confessed to starting his killing spree in 1998 and changed his modus operandi twice.

“At first, his pattern was to kill the victims by strangling them with a rope before he sodomized them and disposed of their bodies,” Nico said.

He changed his pattern by chopping his victims in two after strangling and sodomizing them. Later he began carving his victims into four parts, Nico said.

 
 

Vicious Killer Baekuni (Babe) Street Children

Extreme-Webz.blogspot.com

31 Jan 2010

Heinous murder and mutilation of a chain in a way that made Baekuni aka Babe (48) made the news this extreme. Babe atrocities began to smell when the discovery of the boy's body in pieces Cakung East Jakarta on January 8, 2010.

Street children murdered by unknown mutilation called Ardiansyah (9) and previously also sodomized by Baekuni (Babe). In the examination of psychology at Polda Metro Jaya, Babe confessed to the serial killings of 7 boys and 4 of them mutilated. Street children who are victims of the violence Babe average age under 12 years.

From the results of a psychologist, University of Indonesia (UI), Prof. Sarlito Wirawan that Babe suffering homosexual, pedophile or a sexual attraction to minors, and is interested nekrofil sex with corpses. These psychiatric disorders of childhood against the backdrop of the often got Babe psychological violence and victimization in sodomy.

A little story Babe: Babe is a farmer's son from Magelang.Babe dwarfs always say stupid because it was never the next grade. He had attended only primary school to grade 3. Age 12 years, Babe migrate to Jakarta and became homeless in Lapangan Banteng. That was where Babe ever in sodomy. Babe then collected a named Cuk Saputar and brought to Kuningan, West Java for herding buffalo. He married at age 21 years, but since he can not be mated erection, until his wife died. After that Babe back to Jakarta selling cigarettes while caring for street children. When sexual desires come, Babe took people outside the group, namely street children brought by his foster children.

Action Babe nasty estimated since 1998 and mutilation murder of a new way since 2007. Seventh street children who are victims is Arif Small (6 years). His body was found in the terminal Pulogadung, his body was cut into four parts. When found Thursday, May 15, 2008, he was in a state without a head. And Adi (12 years), His body was found in the Market Klender, Cakung, July 9, 2007. Victim's body was cut into two parts before discharge into Klender market. Then Ardiansyah (10 years), His body was found in Jalan Raya Bekasi KM 27, Ujung Menteng, Cakung, on Friday, January 8, 2010. Before throwing bodies, Babe first intercourse and then cut up the body of the victim. When found, the victim's body wrapped in cardboard. He mutilated so five parts. Four of wrapped boxes. While head disposed separately under the bridge, near the location of the discovery of her body. Next Rio whose body was cut into four parts. Victim found in the sidewalk in front of people Bekasi Trade Center (BTC), Joyo Martono Street BTC Rt 3 / 21 Sub-District Margahayu, East Bekasi, on January 14, 2008.

Riki is also found in Pulogadung bus terminal in 2005. He was murdered by her neck entangled in advance when the victim refused sodomized. After the victim was helpless, then sodomized. After venting sexual appetite satisfied, the victim was murdered, and his body disposed of disposable plastic bags. In addition Arif, his body thrown into Brass, precisely at the edge of time Ciwaru district, Kuningan, West Java. Arif's body was not mutilated. But killed by buried his head into a river. It was 1999. He was also sodomized before his body disposed of. And Yusuf Maulana, was found d Jengkol Public bus stop, Kelapa Gading, on 30 April 2007. This kid was about 9-12 years. Just like Tom, Joseph's body is cut by Babe before discharge. From the data TempoInteraktif.com that in that time seen any change from the first principal mode only kill with a noose around his neck, a mutilation to close the trail.

But over time, Babe victims grows and the public shock. According to lawyers Babe, Rangga Beri Rikuser that the new confession was recorded while the victim Babe approximately 14 people. Recognition was presented last week, around Monday through Wednesday. Additional victims of this atrocity as young children, brought from Jakarta and slaughtered in the region.

Vicious murders of street children there were often associated with psychological state of the perpetrator. Like the atrocities suffered by Babe Pedophilia so must sacrifice the children to satisfy their sexual needs. So all levels of society, private institutions and governments, activists and observers should be more serious child cooperate in fighting and provide protection to Indonesian children from all threats of violence, especially pedophiles. Street children are the targets of pedophiles to satisfy his lust.

 
 

49-year-old paedophile arrested in Indonesia

By Channel NewsAsia's Indonesia

15 January 2010

JAKARTA: Police in Indonesia have arrested a paedophile, who has confessed to murdering and sodomizing seven children.

The 49-year-old suspect, Baikuni, is a street vendor. He was taken into custody after the mutilated body of a 9-year-old boy was found in East Jakarta last week.

The boy was one of the dozens of street children Baikuni sheltered at his rented house.

Police said his crimes began in 1997. The first victim is believed to have been murdered in Kuningan, West Java and the rest in Jakarta.

Baikuni allegedly sodomized his victims after he strangled them to death with a plastic rope for refusing to meet his sexual needs.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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