TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Child predator Francois Abello Camille or Frans (65)—who was recently jailed by an Indonesian court for molesting 305 children—had reportedly attempted to take his own life while in the detention of the South Jakarta Metro Jaya Police Department.
“Prison officials discovered Francois Abello Camille against a wall with a cable around his neck. He used his body weight to choke himself,” said Metro Jaya Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus at his office in South Jakarta on Monday.
According to police reports, Frans was immediately evacuated to the Kramat Jati Police Hospital under critical condition. However, Frans’ life was not able to be saved and eventually succumbed to his injuries three days after treatment.
“At 20:00 on Sunday, July 12, [Frans] passed away,” Yusri announced.
Based on the results of an interim investigation, Frans had entered and exited Indonesia since 2015 on a tourist visa. He stayed for nine months in Jakarta in his last visit from December 2019 to June 2020.
The police had spied on the child molester for the past three months before he was arrested in a hotel room in Taman Sari, West Jakarta in late June 2020.
The police seized pieces of evidence including sex drugs, sex tools, condoms, six cameras, a passport, a laptop, up to 21 pieces of sexy costumes in children’s size.
the police elaborated that the child predator had been charged under five articles, including Article 81 on childabuse in conjunction with Article 76D of Law No. 17/2016.