Police in Johor Bahru have detained a 48-year-old man for alleged incest with his 10-year-old niece on Thursday night, 13 Septeber
According to a Bernama report, police arrested the man after he was caught with his niece in a hotel at Taman Tunku Aminah at about 9.15 pm.
JB Utara district police chief ACP Mohd Taib Ahmad confirmed the arrest, saying the 48-year-old suspect, who works as a cleaner, was arrested following a tip-off.
ACP Mohd Taib said that during the raid they found the man wearing only a towel in the hotel room with a semi-naked child
Police had first knocked on the door following which the suspect took about five minutes of time to open the door, Bernama reported ACP Mohd Taib as saying.
Upon investigation, authorities found out that the child was the suspect's niece.
According to ACP Mohd Taib, the girl told him that her uncle often took her out with her parents' permission. "This was the second incident," he added.
Police have remanded the suspect for a week till 20 September
He is married with three children aged between 25 and 28 years old.
The case is being investigated under Section 376A of the Penal Code for incest.
Earlier in March, a 45-year-old father was sentenced to 40 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to raping his step-daughter: