Crime & Courts

Babysitter arrested over alleged abuse at childcare centre

SEREMBAN: Police have arrested a 66-year-old babysitter on suspicion of abusing an 11-month-old toddler at a childcare centre in a housing estate in Nilai, near here, two days ago (Feb 5).

Nilai district police chief, Superintendent Abdul Malik Hasim, said the senior citizen was arrested after police received a report from the child's mother, who is in her 20s, at 6.12pm yesterday (Feb 6).

The suspect, who has no previous record, was arrested at 12.30pm today, he said in a statement here today (Feb 7).

He said police will apply for a remand order for the woman to facilitate investigations under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001. — Bernama

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