AL­LEGED RAPIST’S DNA SAMPLES OB­TAINED

Foster fa­ther of 13-year-old girl be­ing in­ves­ti­gated

New Straits Times - - News - KELLY KOH ME­LAKA kelly.koh@nst.com.my

PO­LICE have ob­tained DNA samples and recorded state­ments from the foster fa­ther of the 13-year-old girl who had lodged a re­port say­ing he had been rap­ing her for years.

State Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Ka­malud­din Kas­sim said the 45-year-old man, who was re­manded for seven days from May 22, was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for rape.

“We have, thus far, com­pleted 80 per cent of our in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” he said.

Ka­malud­din de­clined to di­vulge ini­tial find­ings of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

It was re­ported on May 22 that the teen had walked 5.1km from her foster home to the Mer­li­mau po­lice sta­tion to lodge a re­port.

She claimed that her foster fa­ther had been rap­ing her since she was 9, and that he had al­legedly raped her at 4.45am on Sun­day.

The foster fa­ther, an eatery op­er­a­tor, was ar­rested at his house in Jasin the same day, fol­low­ing the re­port which was lodged on Sun­day.

How­ever, the foster mother told state Wel­fare Depart­ment of­fi­cers on Tues­day that the girl may have made up the claims.

She had said it would have been im­pos­si­ble for the rape to have taken place as there were other fam­ily mem­bers at home at the time, though she her­self was away at a course in Jo­hor Baru.

As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Ka­malud­din Kas­sim

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