Ho­tel em­ployee ar­rested over sex­ual as­sault on girl

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - Front Page -

KOTA KINABALU: A bud­get ho­tel em­ployee in Kam­pung Air here was ar­rested by po­lice on sus­pi­cion of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an eight-year-old girl on Wed­nes­day.

Kota Kinabalu po­lice chief ACP Habibi Ma­jinji said the 30-year-old sus­pect was ar­rested fol­low­ing a po­lice re­port lodged by the girl's mother, who is also an em­ployee of the ho­tel.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port, the girl, to­gether with her lit­tle brother and a cousin, were in­side the staff room wait­ing for their mother to fin­ish work.

The sus­pect en­tered the staff room and al­legedly licked the girl's ear be­fore putting his hand in­side the girl's pants.

The girl only re­lated the in­ci­dent to her mother while they were go­ing home, and a po­lice re­port was im­me­di­ately lodged by the mother at the Kara­mun­sing po­lice sta­tion on the same day.

The sus­pect was de­tained by the po­lice at around 6 pm on the same day.

The case will be in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 14 (a) Sex­ual Of­fences Against Chil­dren Act 2017, said ACP Habibi.

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