Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Police here have arrested a 41-year-old badminton coach after the mother of one of his students accused him of molesting her son.
Supt Junaidi said the 12-year-old victim's mother lodged a report against the coach on June 27 after she was informed by the mother of her son’s friend.
"From our interviews, we found out that the coach had molested the boy on several occasions since last year.
"He was last molested in May this year," Supt Junaidi said.
The boy had joined the coach's classes three years ago.
The coach, who is a bachelor, was arrested in Kepong and will be remanded until Friday.
Meanwhile A nurse entrusted with taking care of her six-year-old niece has been arrested for abusing the girl.
The girl's family had sent her to live with her aunt and uncle at the army camp in Paya Jaras here.
However, a neighbour, suspecting the child was being abused, took her to the Sungai Buloh Hospital on Tuesday.
The examining doctor, upon discovering bruises all over the girl's body, burn marks on her thighs and stitches on her head, then lodged a police report.
Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Junaidi Bujang said the 28-year-old aunt was arrested at her home in the army barracks and placed her under remand.
She is being investigated under Section 31(1)a of the Child Act 2001.
"The suspect's husband was not aware of the abuse as he had been away on a 10-day training exercise during the abuse.
"He only learnt about it after returning," Supt Junaidi said.