TAIPING (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 21-year-old factory worker has been arrested for allegedly raping his own mother at their house in Kamunting near Taiping.
Taiping OCPD Assistant Commissioner Harrith Kam Abdullah said the man was arrested at his workplace at about noon on Thursday (March 9) after the police received a report from the 48-year-old housewife in the morning.
"According to the victim, her son forced himself on her on Wednesday evening.
"The son will be remanded for seven days under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code until March 15," he said, adding that the woman is a widow with five children.
AC Harrith Kam said the son tested negative for drugs.
The case, he said, would be investigated under Section 376B of the Penal Code.
If found guilty, the man faces up to 20 years in jail and caning.