Hotel employee arrested over sexual assault on girl
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.