SHAH ALAM: A television personality has been detained for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman.
Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Baharudin Mat Taib said the 25-year-old man was arrested by police at about 11pm on Thursday (Nov 26).
He said the victim had gotten to know the suspect via Instagram and went out with him at about 8pm on Sept 11 last year, on the pretext of helping her with her depression.
"The suspect had brought the victim to a restaurant in Batu 3, Shah Alam, and then to his home in Seksyen 7 here, to supposedly give a more detailed explananation on how to 'cure' her depression.
"While there, the victim claimed that she was raped by the suspect. The next day, at 6.40am, the suspect had warned the victim to keep the assault a secret," he said in a statement.
He then escorted her to the lobby before putting her in an e-hailing ride so that she could return to her rented house in Subang Jaya, ACP Baharudin said.
"The victim was admitted at Kajang Hospital on Sept 23 last year after suffering from emotional distress. She was also given psychiatric treatment.
"She also went back to her hometown in Pahang the following month and was subsequently warded at a hospital in Temerloh for five days.
"She is still going for follow-up treatments at the hospital there," he added.
The victim lodged a police report on the incident on Nov 25.
The suspect is expected to be remanded on Friday.
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