Man who molested child in public is a family friend

22 Jan 2018 / 19:08 H.

SUNGAI PETANI: Police have initiated an investigation into the case of a man captured on video molesting a young girl at a funfair here.
Kuala Muda district police chief ACP Saifi Abdul Hamid said police received two reports of the incident today, one of which was from the seven-year-old girl's mother.
Preliminary investigation showed that the man who was accused of committing the act is a friend of the girl’s family.
“The man went to the woman’s house in Sungai Lalang at 11pm on Saturday and asked her permission if he could take the girl out to buy some food at Taman Bandar Baru here. He brought the girl home at 1am,” he said.
Saifi said investigation also showed that the woman had confronted the man after she saw a video of the incident on Facebook yesterday evening.
He allegedly told her that he was sorry before fleeing the scene.
The woman came to the Sungai Petani police station to lodge a report at 2.50am today.
Saifi said based on the video clip, the incident took place at a funfair in Sungai Petani.
He said the girl has been taken to Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital for medical examination.
The case has been classified under Section 14(a) of Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.
It was reported that a video of a man molesting a young girl had made its round on social media since yesterday.

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