Malaysian cop arrested for alleged sexual assault on 14-year-old boy

KUCHING (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A policeman in Kuching has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy.

State CID chief SAC Datuk Dev Kumar said the victim lodged a report at the Batu Kawa police station at 12.45am on Saturday (Sept 9) alleging that a family friend had assaulted him sexually.

The 33-year-old suspect, who is attached to the management department at the state police headquarters, was picked up from a house at Jalan Pinang Jawa at 5.30pm the same day.

According to SAC Dev, the incident occurred at 1.10pm on Monday in the suspect's car.

"The suspect had earlier gone to the victim's house at Jalan Batu Kawa and offered to send him to his sister's shop.

"Instead of taking him there, the suspect took the victim to a secluded spot in Batu Kawa and sexually assaulted the boy," he said in a statement.

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.