LAWAS (Bernama): The police have detained a teacher to assist in the investigation into allegations of sexual assault and sodomy involving five boys at a primary school here in 2016.
Lawas district police chief DSP Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said the suspect, a 31-year-old man, was detained at the Karamunsing police station in Kota Kinabalu at 7.30pm on Saturday (May 18).
“The suspect has been working in Lawas from January 2012 until now,” he said in a statement adding that the case involved five students aged 13 to 15, and added that the investigation is being carried out under section 377B of the Penal Code.
Abang Zainal said the police report was lodged at 12.01 pm on Saturday after the suspect's activities were discovered when one of the victims, currently in secondary school, informed his teacher of what the suspect had done to him and four other boys.
“The suspect is now being detained at Lawas district police headquarters to assist with the investigation and the reman applications will be made on Sunday (May 19),” he said, adding that the victim was allegedly molested and sodomised by the suspect in 2016. - Bernama