Man arrested in Semporna for allegedly raping eight-year-old girl

KOTA KINABALU: A 40-year-old man has arrested in the Semporna district for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl.

He is suspected of raping the girl behind a supermarket in the town at around 8.30pm on Thursday (Oct 20).

Semporna OCPD Supt Mohd Farhan Lee Abdullah said a woman, the victim’s aunt, found the girl in a weakened state behind the supermarket, where she said she was raped.

“The girl told her aunt that a stranger picked her from Semporna town and drove away,” he said in a statement.

He said the girl was later found behind a supermarket at around 9.30pm, who said she had been raped.

Supt Farhan said the aunt then took the girl to the hospital.

He said the aunt lodged a police report on the matter after midnight on Friday (Oct 21).

“We made our arrest at around 2.30am the same day,” he said.

Supt Farhan said the suspect is being investigated for rape.

“Anyone with information about this incident is urged to come forward,” he said.