Foreign monk detained for alleged sexual assault

SERDANG: A foreign monk has been detained for alleged sexual assault in Puchong.

Serdang acting OCPD Supt Izuddin Ab Wahab said the suspect, in his 40s, was detained in Puchong on Sept 23.

“He has been remanded for seven days until Sept 30.

“We are investigating the matter further,” he said when contacted.

Supt Izuddin said a victim, a woman in her 30s, came forward to lodge a police report against the suspect last month.

“She alleged that the incident occurred in Puchong six years ago, where she was sexually assaulted in her car,” he said.

The woman’s statement has been recorded to assist in the investigation, he said, adding that police were also seeking witnesses for the case classified under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape, which carries a jail term of between five and 20 years, and whipping, upon conviction.

When contacted, Bukit Aman Sexual, Women and Child Investigations Division (D11) assistant director Asst Comm Siti Kamsiah Hassan said should the investigation require it, the victim might be asked for additional statements.

“This is our procedure, and if needed, of course the police will call her back,” she said.

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