A man was detained for allegedly molesting three children, with two of the victims being boys, aged between 7 to 11 years old. The incident is said to have happened earlier this week at a flat in Sri Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
The police received a report from one of the victims’ parent at about 5pm on Tuesday (28th September), before successfully detaining the 53-year-old 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 told the local press.
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. Mohamad Fakhrudin said, “The suspect is not a resident of the flat. He went there on the pretext of looking for his old friend.”
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.