JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a 74-year-old man for allegedly molesting his granddaughter at their family home in Skudai.
Johor Baru North acting OCPD Supt Fariz Ammar Abdullah said the eight-year-old victim’s father lodged a police report at 1.44pm on Saturday (March 6).
“The suspect is given the responsibility to take care of his three grandchildren aged between four and 10, while their parents went to work.
“According to the victim, she had been molested three times, ” he said here on Sunday (March 7).
Supt Fariz Ammar added the victim, accompanied by her mother and police, went for a medical checkup at Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) here.
He said based on an assessment from the hospital’s medical officer, the victim has some tear at her private parts believed to be caused by an entry of a blunt object.
Supt Fariz Ammar added the victim was then allowed to return home but would be going further treatment from the HSA counselling specialist.
“Based on such information, police arrested the suspect at the family home at around 7.50pm on Sunday where he will be remanded, ” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 377CA of the Penal Code and Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.