AMPANG: A teacher of a primary school in the district, was arrested this afternoon following allegation of having molested a student.
Selangor Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmad said the 53-year-old teacher was picked up at 2pm.
“Police received a report from the victim’s mother on June 14. It is learnt that the report was made for the purpose of record and to forward the case to the district education office.
“We opened an investigation paper after we received the report for further action. However, there is no progress in the discussions between the related parties.
“Early this month, we recorded the statement of the teacher and investigated his background before we made the arrest today,” he said when contacted.
Fadzil said checks found that a report was lodged against the suspect a few years ago for the same offence.
“It is learnt that no further action was taken regarding the report made in Kajang and the suspect was then transferred to the school in Ampang.
“Police will obtain a remand order against the teacher to facilitate investigation under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Crimes Against Children Act 2017,” he said.
In the incident which allegedly took place in May this year, a 10-year-old victim was said to have been asked by the suspect to enter the co-curricular room of the school to assist in recording marks.
However, when the victim was in the room, the teacher had pulled the victim’s hand roughly and forced her to sit on his lap, before touching her thigh, chest and private part.
It was said that three other students were also in the room at the time and had witnessed what transpired.
The victim’s mother lodged a police report in June after being informed of what had happened by her daughter.
It is learnt that several other students had come forward informing they had also been molested by the same teacher.
Earlier today, when asked for updates on the case, Fadzil informed that the matter was still under investigation, stating that there had been developments.
As per a news report this morning, the teacher was not yet arrested at the time.