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Adopted Daughter Of A PJ Priest Says He Has Been Sexually Abusing Her Since 2009

The priest is being investigated Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.

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A 17-year-old adopted daughter of a Petaling Jaya priest has accused him of sexually abusing her since she was nine

According to a report in NST Online, the teenage girl has lodged a police complaint, claiming that she was sexually abused since 2009 by a priest who had "adopted" her.

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The priest had adopted the girl in 2009 when her mother entrusted him to take care of the girl following the death of her biological father. The mother, a Chinese citizen, moved back to China.

The little girl's nightmarish experience began soon afterwards.

After a few months, as she began living with the priest from 15 November 2009 as his adopted daughter, the priest began to sexually abuse her.

The 49-year old would threaten to hurt her if she told other people what he was doing, according to unnamed police sources quoted by NST Online.

The 49-year-old priest, whose religion was not revealed, was said to have forced the 17-year-old girl into performing oral sex on him and made her sleep naked with him at night in a house in Petaling Jaya

The girl continued to suffer being abused until 17 October this year, when she worked up enough courage to run away from the house and called her mother to tell her what happened. She then lodged a police report at the district police headquarters.

Petaling Jaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din.

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The girl's police report was confirmed by Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din

Mohd Zani said that police are investigating the case under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.

The Act criminalises touching any body part of a child for sexual purposes, and carries a maximum jail sentence of up to 20 years and whipping if convicted.

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