KUANTAN: A man, after stealing a handphone and some money from a house, carried a seven-year-old girl out to some nearby bushes and raped her.
The Year One pupil was sleeping with her mother and three sisters when the man entered the house by breaking into the bathroom at about 3am on Thursday.
Police detained a suspect about 14 hours later.
State CID chief Asst Comm T. Narenasagaran said the girl told police that she thought the man carrying her out was her father.
The rapist fled when the girl ran into the house and woke her mother.
The girl was later taken to the hospital, where doctors confirmed that she had been raped.
ACP Narenasagaran said a suspect was picked up from a house in Taman Perumahan Mat Kilau.
The unemployed man had been convicted for housebreaking in 2003 and last year.
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