Cops arrest van driver who allegedly molested an eight-year-old girl

JOHOR BARU: The police have arrested a 64-year-old school van driver for allegedly molesting an eight-year-old girl approximately three months ago.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said the victim’s younger sister told their mother about the incident.

“The youngest sister told her mother that the suspect touched her sister’s chest and thigh while fetching them to tuition.

“According to the police report, the incident happened sometime in May, but the victim did not tell her mother out of fear,” he said in a statement here on Saturday (July 20).

“The sister also said the suspect took pictures of his victim’s panties after ordering her to spread her legs.

“The obscene act was witnessed by the younger sister,” ACP Shahurinain said, adding that the two sisters were sent to the tuition every day by the driver, except on Saturdays.

He said the suspect only took advantage of the victim when there was no one else around.

He said checks revealed that the suspect had no previous criminal record and added that the police had confiscated a mobile phone from him.

ACP Shahurinain said the case was being investigated under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.



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