13-year-old rape vic­tim lodges re­port

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JASIN: A 13-year-old rape vic­tim walked 5km from her home in Kam­pung Se­batu to the Mer­li­mau po­lice sta­tion to lodge a re­port af­ter her foster fa­ther raped her again at 4.45am on Sun­day.State Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Ka­malud­din Kas­sim said her foster mother, a nurse, was away at­tend­ing a course at a hos­pi­tal in Johor Baru.

“The vic­tim was sleep­ing in her bed­room when she was awak­ened when her foster fa­ther car­ried her to his bed­room. He raped her twice even though the vic­tim tried to re­sist.”

The Form 2 stu­dent had been with the fam­ily since she was 7 and had been raped re­peat­edly since she was 9. Her bi­o­log­i­cal fam­ily re­sides in Ku­lai, Johor.

Ka­malud­din said a seven-day re­mand order had been ob­tained against the 45-year-old eatery op­er­a­tor, from yes­ter­day, to as­sist in in­ves­ti­ga­tions un­der Sec­tion 376(1) of the Pe­nal Code for rape.He was ar­rested at his house at 8pm on the same day. The vic­tim was warded at Melaka Hos­pi­tal.

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