Police have arrested an unemployed man who was suspected to have offered syabu to a 12-year-old girl and raped her on several occasion. Kota Setar police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said the 24-year-old suspect was detained at his home in Jalan Langgar at 3pm. He will be remanded tomorrow to facilitate investigations under Section 376 of the Penal Code for statutory rape. (File pix)

ALOR SETAR: Police have arrested an unemployed man who was suspected to have offered syabu to a 12-year-old girl and raped her on several occasion.

Kota Setar police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said the 24-year-old suspect was detained at his home in Jalan Langgar at 3pm. He will be remanded tomorrow to facilitate investigations under Section 376 of the Penal Code for statutory rape.

A drug test conducted on the suspect however yielded negative result.

It was reported yesterday that police were looking for a man who allegedly offered syabu to the 12-year-old girl for sex in the state.

The suspect was said to have befriended the girl via WeChat several months ago and then had sex with her on numerous occasions after giving her syabu (methamphetamine).

The girl's mother uncovered their relationship several days ago and took her to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for medical checks. The woman then lodged a police report on the matter.

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