Kudat police chief Superintendent Mohd Firdaus Francis Abdullah said a team of police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department managed to arrest the 50-year-old suspect at 4.40pm and seize his black Perodua Viva. (File pic)

KUDAT: The private taxi driver who tried to rape an 11-year-old girl recently has been arrested in front of a primary school in Kampung Muhibbah here yesterday.

Kudat police chief Superintendent Mohd Firdaus Francis Abdullah said a team of police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department managed to arrest the 50-year-old suspect at 4.40pm and seize his black Perodua Viva.

“The suspect admitted being the driver of the car and committing the offence against the child on Sept 30,” he said when contacted today, adding that urine test on the suspect found to be negative of any illegal substances.

“The case is being investigated under Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017,” he said.

It was previously reported that an 11-year-old girl escaped from her would-be rapist as she used an ice cream stick to poke in the eye of the suspect, who’s a private taxi driver, in an incident at Tembok Panuwasa on Sept 30.

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