The Cruelest Bite of All

Motorcycle Taxi Driver Who Had Tongue Nearly Bitten Off in Rape Attack Sentenced to 5.5 Years Prison
A 23-year-old motorcycle taxi driver has been sentenced to 5.5 years in prison after being found guilty of the attempted rape of a 27-year-old Turkish woman studying in Bali in November 2017.

Edison Lumban Batu received his sentence on April 16, 2018, in a Denpasar Courtroom, receiving a sentence somewhat less than the 6 years sought by State Prosecutors.

Edison was found guilty of taking a detour to a local quarry in Jimbaran on Monday, November 13, 2017 while working as a GRAB Ojek driver. He had been booked online to drive the Turkish student from Sanur to a destination in Uluwatu when he suddenly ditoured to a remote location where he attempted to rape the woman.

Obviously in over his head, Edison encountered ferocious resistance from the woman who fought of his advances and managed to almost bite her assailant’s tongue off.

The would-be kidnapper required emergency surgery and hospitalization at a local hospital while the woman was treated for cuts and contusions suffered in the attack.

The man signaled the court that he accepted the verdict, possibly done in tongue-tied silence.

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