Security guard arrested for molesting 12-year-old schoolboy

PETALING JAYA: A 12-year-old student is believed to have been molested by a security guard at the surau of a primary school in Tanah Merah, Kelantan.

Tanah Merah OCPD Supt Wan Zulfikri Wan Othman said the alleged incident happened at about 12.15pm while the victim was asleep with his friends in the surau.

The incident came to light when the victim informed his parents of the suspect’s behaviour when they came to pick him up.

“Initial investigations show that the victim was molested, with attempts to sodomise him, which happened when he was asleep,” said Supt Wan Zulfikri.

“The student was also involved in a religious programme in the school during the night,” Sinar Harian quoted Supt Wan Zulfikri as saying.

He said the parents of the student made a police report and he has been referred to Tanah Merah Hospital for further checks.

“Following this, a 38-year-old security guard was arrested to assist in the investigations and was taken to the Tanah Merah court for a remand order,” he added.

Supt Wan Zulfikri said investigations were conducted under Section 14 (a) Sexual Offences Against Children Act (AKSTK) 2017.