Wednesday, January 26

Man held for allegedly sodomising 9-year-old

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SIBU: A 30-year-old man was arrested last Saturday for allegedly sodomising a 9-year-old school boy in a church.

The incident was said to have taken place in the church near their longhouse at Sungai Menyan at 2pm.

The boy was playing alone outside the longhouse when his relative approached him and brought him to the church in the vicinity.

On reaching the church, the man allegedly took off the boy’s pants and forced himself on him.

The boy ran home crying at 2.30pm. He told his mother about the incident, and complained of pain in the anus.

His mother made a report at Sibu Jaya police station which led to the arrest of the relative at his longhouse at 3.30pm.

The suspect was remanded since yesterday for investigation while the boy taken to hospital for a medical examination.