Religious teacher nabbed for sexual assault on student

By S. Harrish

A religious teacher in his 70’s was arrested by the police yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old female student in Asajaya.

Kota Samarahan district police chief DSP Sudirman Kram said the victim was one of the man’s students in the religious class that was conducted at the man’s house.

“The suspect allegedly sexually assaulted the victim on three different occasions this month,” said Sudirman in a statement today.

The victim had complained to her mother about pain at her private parts at around 8pm on March 23 and told her about the incidents.

The victim’s mother then brought her for a medical examination before lodging a police report.

The case is now being investigated under the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 and the suspect has been remanded until March 29.