MATARAM - A 48-year-old Australian man has been sentenced to four years' jail on the Indonesian island of Lombok after being found guilty of child sex offences. Four boys aged between 13 and 15 accused Don Storen of sexually molesting them in his room as he encouraged them to watch pornographic videos. The boys said Storen had promised gifts of shoes and other items.
Today a court in Lombok's capital Mataram found Storen guilty, but the former Adelaide businessman has labelled his trial a sham. Storen accused the court of ignoring the testimony of witnesses he called and said there was no evidence the children were at the hotel when he was accused of molesting them.
"No corroborating evidence for the children...the children are the only witnesses....nobody can corroborate their presence at the hotel and it's a sham," he said. Storen said he would be appealing the decision immediately.vBefore his arrest, Storen was a prominent business figure on the island of Lombok, running both the Senggigi Reef Resort and the Taman Restaurant on one of the island's main tourist strips.