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Monday September 30, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday September 30, 2013 MYT 7:04:31 AM
by ivan loh
BATU GAJAH: He was once a tyre workshop mechanic, so he pretended to help a teenager whose motorcycle was giving her trouble and tried to rape her later.
On another occasion, he sodomised a 13-year-old girl who was walking home from school.
There were four police reports of rape and rape attempts lodged against the 28-year-old sex addict within two weeks.
On Saturday, police arrested him at his home here.
District OCPD Asst Comm Shaharon Anuar Abdul Latif said the man had targeted three teenagers and a 30-year-old woman between Sept 11 and 28.
“In the first incident on Sept 11, the man saw a 14-year-old girl whose motorcycle had broken down near Taman Mewah Indah at about 9.50pm.
“The girl was with her sister but she was asked by the man to hop onto his motorcycle to get help nearby,” he told reporters yesterday.
ACP Shaharon Anuar said the man tried to grab the girl, a school dropout, and lead her to the Mendiling cemetery. Fortunately, she managed to jump off the motorcycle and run away.
On Sept 21, the man sodomised a 13-year-old girl near Kota Bharu, Gopeng.
“The girl is believed to have been walking home from school in the morning when she was approached by the man, who asked her to get on his motorcycle. He took her to Kota Bharu where he tried to rape her,” he said.
“The girl told the man she was having her period but he forced himself on her,” he said.
The man impersonated a policeman four days later and stopped a motorcyclist for speeding near Taman Pinji Mewah at about 9.30pm.
“He asked the 16-year-old female pillion rider to follow him to the Simpang Pulai police station or be fined on the spot.
“Out of fear, the girl followed him on his motorcycle before she was brought to the Mendiling cemetery and raped,” he said.
“She tried to put up a struggle but was overpowered,” he said, adding that the girl was later dropped near Kampung Seri Rahmat where she sought help from villagers.
In the last incident on Sept 28, ACP Shaharon Anuar said the man attempted to rape a 30-year-old woman at the same cemetery.
“However, he let her go after she cried and pleaded not to be raped,” he said.
“A day before the incident, the woman was involved in a minor accident in Simpang Pulai and the man approached her on the pretext that he could help her find a workshop to repair her car,” he said.
“They met near the workshop the next day but the man took over the woman’s car and drove to the cemetery,” he added.
“The woman’s clothing was torn and she also suffered some cuts and bruises,” he said.
ACP Shaharon Anuar said the man would be investigated under Section 376 and Section 377 (C) of the Penal Code for rape and committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature.
He has been remanded until Oct 5.
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