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Thursday July 9, 2009
By MUGUNTAN VANAR
KOTA KINABALU: A teacher conducting a spot check on a student’s cellphone found an explicit video clip of a 13-year-old girl being molested and raped by boys known to her.
Five students have since been arrested following a police report by the girl’s father two days ago after the teacher informed him of the recording.
One of the boys allegedly captured the crime on his handphone which showed a boy raping the girl and the others molesting her, Kota Marudu district police chief Deputy Supt Mohd Isa Yusof said yesterday.
“The clip showed the students kissing, hugging and groping the girl,” he said, adding that the video recording was believed to have been made on May 20 at a secluded kampung house in Sabah’s northern Kota Marudu district.
Those arrested included a Form Four student who is alleged to have raped the girl. The others were his Form Five schoolmates. They are aged between 17 and 19.
“One of the suspects was picked up from school while the rest were in their houses,” he said, adding that investigations were being carried out for rape and molest.
Asked why the girl had not reported the incident immediately, he said based on investigations, the girl and the boys apparently knew each other.
“It was only when the teacher found the video clip on the handphone and told her father that the case was reported to us,” he said, adding that it had been classified as statutory rape.
In another unrelated incident in east coast Semporna, police are investigating a case of a discipline teacher being assaulted by the father of a Form Three student.
The father, who is a soldier, hurt the teacher on his head, back and shoulder.
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