Crime & Courts

Man detained for sexually assaulting 6-year-old niece

TANAH MERAH: Police have detained a man for sexually assaulting his 6-year-old niece at a house in Kampung Bukit Kuin, here, recently.

Acting district police chief Deputy Superintendent Mohd Razi Rosli said the 34-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday night soon after a report on the incident was lodged.

He said that the report was lodged by the victim's aunt at the Tanah Merah police station about 11pm.

"The incident happened when the victim was sleeping at the house on Monday," said Razi in a statement.

Razi said the victim was taken to Tanah Merah Hospital for medical check-up, adding that her uncle was remanded till Sept 20 to assist investigations.

The case is being investigated under Section 14 of Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.

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