Minor allegedly raped by uncle

KUCHING: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle who was supposed to babysit her in a house in Serian recently. Serian police chief DSP Aswandy Anis said police have detained a 37-year old suspect to facilitate investigations into the case.

The incident is believed to have taken place at the Ranchan Pool picnic area while the victim was alone with her uncle. While bathing in the stream, the suspect allegedly inserted his finger into the victim’s private part.

THE alleged rapist in police custody.

The following day, the victim’s mother who sells vegetables at Serian market, asked the suspect to help watch over her child as her husband was taking care of another child in SGH. That was when the suspect took the girl into the bedroom and raped her twice. The case is being investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code and Section 14 (a) of the Child Sexual Offences Act 2017.