Police inspector arrested for alleged sexual assault of minor

JOHOR BARU: A police Inspector has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an underage girl.

Johor police chief Comm M. Kumar said the suspect is attached to the Pontian police headquarters and allegedly committed the act on a 16-year-old at Taman Johor Jaya here at about 6pm.

“The 29-year-old suspect was arrested on Tuesday (April 22) in the Seri Alam area for further investigation. We have also seized a mobile phone and SIM card from the suspect,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (April 24).

Comm Kumar said the case is being investigated under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 for physical sexual assault on a child, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and whipping upon conviction.

“The suspect will be remanded for six days, starting from Wednesday (April 23), to assist in the investigation. We urge the public not to speculate, as that could affect the investigation,” he said.

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