For­tune teller in sex ha­rass­ment case held

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - News - FE­BRU­ARY 9, 2018 NAW BETTY HAN naw­bet­ty­han@mm­times.com

A FOR­TUNE teller at the cen­tre of a sex­ual ha­rass­ment case pub­li­cised on Face­book which prompted four other women to bring com­plaints against him was ar­rested Thurs­day.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the for­tune teller as Aung Chit Po.

In the first com­plaint lodged with San­chaung po­lice on Jan­uary 31, a univer­sity stu­dent who is also a model ac­cused the for­tune teller of fondling her and touch­ing her pri­vate parts af­ter she went to his of­fice to con­sult him about her fu­ture prospects.

Af­ter the case re­ceived pub­lic­ity on Face­book four other women came for­ward and lodged sim­i­lar com­plaints against Aung Chit Po.

Aung Chit Po op­er­ated out of Koe Htet Gyee Pagoda. The room from which he used to dis­pense his ser­vices has been locked since news of the mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions started sur­fac­ing, while his daily as­trol­ogy pro­gram on TV Chan­nel 9 has been can­celled.

Most of his al­leged vic­tims are young fe­males in their twen­ties.

They de­cided to seek le­gal ad­vice from Le­gal Clinic Myan­mar, which pledged to help them in the case.

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