SANDAKAN: Police have arrested a 19- year-old youth to facilitate investigations into alleged sex with a minor.The suspect is investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code.
The victim, a six-year-old local girl, of Pulau Nunuyan Laut, was said to have an intimate relationship with the suspect since November, 2009.
Reliable sources claimed that villagers often saw the suspect bringing the under-age girl to a house for a ‘sex session’.
The news of such activities began to circulate among the whole island until it caught the attention of the school authority.
The victim, who turns seven this year, started schooling at a primary school on the island.
The school’s headmaster has lodged a police report after which the police arrested and remanded the suspect for investigation.
The victim has been sent for medical examination.
Meanwhile, a policeman was slightly injured on his thigh when his partner accidentally misfired his revolver.
The police are investigating the incident under Section 33 of the Firearms Act.
The two policemen were sending their patrol car at their police workshop at the IPD Mile 1.5 for servicing.
But while waiting for the patrol car to be service, the injured policeman’s partner took out his revolver and started cleaning it to kill time.
Without realising that there was still a bullet in the revolver, he pulled the trigger and fired blank.
There was a shot which hit the ground and bounced up and hit the thigh of the victim.
The victim has been sent for medical treatment for his minor injury.
Meanwhile, Sandakan district police chief ACP Rosli Mohd Isa confirmed the two cases.