JAKARTA - An Indonesian woman has been charged with operating a network of nearly 1,800 sex workers.
Yunita, 34, was indicted on multiple charges, including human trafficking, in Surabaya district court, East Java. She could face up to 15 years in jail if convicted.
According to a copy of the indictment seen by AFP, the 34-year-old, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, arranged for the prostitutes to meet their potential clients via text messages on her BlackBerry Messenger.
In one case a prostitute told police that Yunita had instructed her to entertain a male client for a fee of 1.5 million rupiah (156), one third of which was wired into her bank account, it added.
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