MELAKA: The Melaka police are expediting investigations to ensure alleged sex offenders are charged promptly following a rise in rape cases – especially those involving children – here.
Melaka criminal investigation department chief Asst Comm Mohd Sukri Kaman (pic) said sexual abuse cases were a serious matter and investigations would be sped up to ensure justice is served.
“There were 33 rape cases with 54 investigation papers opened in 2020 compared to 21 cases in 2019.
“Since the start of this year to Jan 11, we have opened three fresh investigation papers on rape cases, ” he said on Tuesday (Jan 12).
ACP Mohd Sukri said the two latest cases involved schoolgirls and were reported on Sunday (Jan 10) and Monday (Jan 11).
He said the first case involved a 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a man she had befriended.
“The second case involved a Form Two girl who claimed she was raped by a man whom she also got to know recently, ” he said, adding that these two cases were unrelated.
He said police detained two suspects, aged 23 and 28, under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.
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