PETRA JAYA: For more than a year, a 17-year-old has been living a nightmare after she was repeatedly raped by her unemployed father.
The victim, a school drop out, is now seven weeks pregnant.
Currently working at a restaurant, the teenager said her ordeal has been ongoing since July last year.
Even more shocking was the fact that the rape took place in the mother’s presence.
Kuching district police chief Assistant Commissioner Abang Ahmad Abang Julahi said the incident happened in the family’s home at Kampung Sinjan, in the same room where the mother was sleeping.
The victim, who could no longer contain the pain and torment, lodged a police report today.
Ahmad said that the man and his wife, aged 40 and 36 respectively, have been arrested at their house at 10.30am.
“The victim claimed her mother did nothing to fend her from the sexual attacks.
“She also claimed that she was threatened by her attacker and could not tell anyone about the incident,” said a police source.
The father was tested positive for drugs and the victim was sent to the Sarawak General Hospital for a medical examination, which showed that she was seven weeks pregnant.
Police said the case is being investigated under Section 376B of the Penal Code for incest.