Indonesia frees Canadian teacher convicted in child sex case

  JAKARTA --- Indonesia has freed a Canadian teacher who maintains he was wrongfully convicted in 2015 of sexually abusing children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta.   Neil Bantleman, teaching assistant Ferdinant Tjiong, and five other employees at the school were convicted following allegations of abuse of kindergarten-aged children that lawyers and teaching staff at the school said were motivated by money.   The case, which became notorious for its bizarre and flimsy evidence, highlighted chronic problems in Indonesia's justice system. Another suspect killed himself in custody in 2015 by drinking a bathroom cleaner, according to police....

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