A foreign man was arrested for sexually assaulting a young girl

GEORGE TOWN – A foreign man was arrested after he was believed to have sexually assaulted a young girl at a supermarket in Bukit Jambul here on Thursday.

North East District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Razlam Ab Hamid said, in the incident at about 7pm, the suspect is said to have rubbed her private parts on the back of the seven year old girl.

According to him, at the time of the incident, the victim was queuing at the payment counter with her mother.

After realizing the suspect’s actions, the victim’s mother scolded the suspect causing the suspect to flee to the back of the supermarket.

He added that the suspect had a small wound on his face as a result of being beaten.

The suspect, who is in his 40s, was remanded for three days to assist the investigation.

The case is being investigated in accordance with Section 14 of the Sexual Offenses Against Children Act 2017,” he said.

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