Today (30 Sept), a 53-year-old man was detained for allegedly molesting three children, with two of the victims being boys, aged between 7 to 11 years old.
According to Berita Harian, the incident is said to have happened last Tuesday (28 Sept) at a flat in Sri Damansara, Petaling Jaya. The police received a report from one of the victims’ parents at about 5pm before successfully detaining the suspect.
Petaling Jaya OCPD, Ass Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid, stated that the victim’s father lodged the report after seeing a 19-second video clip shown by the chairman of the flat residents’ association.
“The father was shown a video clip showing the suspect hugging the girl and rubbing his private parts against her. It was recorded by a passerby who came across the suspect’s actions. He was detained with the assistance of the flat’s residence,” Mohamad Fakhrudin said.
Based on the initial investigation, the police official further revealed that the suspect had committed similar actions to the victim’s two other friends, both of them aged 11 years old.
The police also discovered that the suspect is not a resident of the flat and was only there on the pretext of “looking for his old friend”. Apparently, the suspect would carry out the alleged harassment at the flat’s stairs.
For now, the suspect has been remanded for seven days for further investigation and the case is being investigated in accordance with Section 14 (a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 (Act 792). If convicted, he could be sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and caning.