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Three individuals in child abuse case arrested

SEREMBAN: Police have arrested three individuals in connection with a child abuse case that was reported in Jempol last Wednesday.

Jempol district police chief Supt Hoo Chang Hook said the three individuals were arrested after they surrendered at the Jempol police station at 11.30am today.

He said one of the suspects, a 42-year-old man, had a record for previous crime and drug-related offences.

Police seized a mobile phone from one of them and would apply for a remand order tomorrow.

Yesterday, the Jempol police issued a statement seeking public assistance to locate the whereabouts of three individuals to assist in investigations into a child abuse case involving a five year-old girl.

The three of them were believed to be related to the victim.

According to the police, the child was believed to have been abused since May 26.

The case had been referred to the Social Welfare Department and the child is currently being treated at the Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital (HTAN) in Kuala Pilah.--BERNAMA

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