SIBU: A roti canai maker has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a five-year old girl.
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said on Tuesday (May 21) that the 32-year old suspect was picked up from his home in Jalan Permai following a report lodged by the aunt of the victim on Sunday (May 19).
The victim has been staying with her aunt since young as she comes from a broken home. Her mother has remarried and is staying with her parents in Jalan Teku.
The suspect has been staying with the girl's aunt for the past two years.
ACP Stanley said the matter came to light at about 9.30pm on Saturday (May 18) when the victim felt pain in her private part while her aunt was bathing her.
"Our investigations revealed that the suspect had allegedly inserted his finger into the victim's private part while he sitting on a sofa in the living room after bathing her.
"However, he denied it," said ACP Stanley.
The victim has been referred to hospital for a medical examination.He said the case is being investigated under Section 14(d) and 15( c) of the Sexual Offences Against Child Act 2017.