A 37-year-old man, who has reportedly raped at least three underage girls at a shopping mall in Prai since December last year, has finally been arrested on Saturday, 28 July
He had been using WeChat to lure underage girls
He reportedly would pose as a woman on the chat platform, WeChat, to approach the girls, all of whom were said to be underage according to NST Online's report.
The suspect would then convince the unsuspecting girls to send pictures of their breasts so he could "assess" the treatment needed, Central Seberang Perai district police chief Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said, describing the man as "smooth-talker."
"Once he received the pictures, he would then threaten to post them online and reveal their identities. He would then blackmail his victims into meeting him at a shopping mall in Prai. "Upon meeting, he would bring his victim to a vacant shop lot on the mall’s fourth floor where he would molest and rape them," Nik Ros Azhan added.
His modus operandi first came to light when a 13-year-old girl lodged a report in December 2017 after she was raped
However, while only one girl has lodged a police report against the suspect, he has reportedly confessed to raping three girls, according to Nik Ros Azhan.