Cousins allegedly molested by sitter’s husband
PETALING JAYA: For two years, two cousins aged seven and eight kept their silence on being sexually assaulted by their babysitter’s 54-year-old husband.
If it was not for the father of the older girl, the assaults may have continued to this day.
On Sept 26, the father had gone to fetch his daughter at the babysitter’s house in Puchong Permai when he was told that the girl was bathing.
As he waited, he noticed a man walking into a bathroom his daughter was in before locking the door.
Puzzled by what he saw, he waited for his daughter to step out and on taking her home, he questioned her about the man who had entered the bathroom.
The girl revealed that the man was the husband of the babysitter and had on several occasions gone into the bathroom while she took her bath and had molested her.
The victim told her father that the suspect, who is a factory worker would, among other acts, rub his private part on hers during the assaults.
Sources said the victim’s father then contacted his sister, who also sends her seven-yearold daughter to the same babysitter.
On questioning the younger girl, the woman was shocked to learn that her daughter had also been molested by the suspect.
The families of the girls took them to a hospital for a medical examination before lodging a police report on Saturday.
Subang Jaya deputy police chief Supt Lee Swee Meng said the suspect was arrested soon after the report was lodged and is being investigated for outraging the modesty of the victims.
Police are also checking if there were others victims who may have been molested by the suspect.