PETALING JAYA: The principal of a tahfiz centre in Kepong, who was detained by the police for allegedly sodomising nine students from the school, has already been charged in court, said Deputy Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob.
The principal's alleged victims are nine students aged between 11 and 16.
The Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief said the suspect, in his 30s, was charged in Putrajaya Sessions Court on Wednesday (Sept 19), with 11 offences under Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.
"A teacher and nine students at the centre had lodged a police report against the principal earlier on Sept 13.
"The principal was subsequently arrested and the police have investigated the matter," he said, adding that the victims alleged that the principal had molested them as well.
DCP Zainuddin urged anyone who came across similar cases of sexual abuse to come forward as soon as possible.
"We will ensure that the victims receive justice," he said.
Citing police sources, Bernama reported that all nine students were taken to the Kuala Lumpur Contingent Police Headquarters to have their statements recorded before being sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for further examination.
All students have since been taken home by their families.
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