15-year-old arrested after girlfriend aged 12 gives birth

SIBU: A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after his girlfriend, aged 12, gave birth to a baby on Sunday (Dec 3).

Sibu deputy OCPD Supt Martin Koo said on Tuesday that the boy was detained after the girl admitted to giving birth to the baby on the ground floor of her family's home at 6pm on Dec 3.

"She put the newborn in the drawer of a cabinet in a storeroom and left the baby there. Her 16-year-old sister was shocked to hear the baby's cries and found the baby in the drawer, wrapped in a towel," he said.

She also admitted that she had been having sex with the boy, who is in Form 3, since the end of 2016.

The boy has since been detained for investigations under Section 376 of the Penal Code for statutory rape.