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24-Year-Old Student In Seremban Arrested For Allegedly 'Sextorting' Children

The arrest was the result of close collaboration between PDRM and the FBI.

Cover image via Global News & Ahmad Zamzahuri/Malay Mail

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A foreign student studying at a higher education institution in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, has been arrested on suspicion of being an online child predator

In a statement released today, 22 September, Federal police secretary Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said that his arrest was carried out on Monday, 19 September, by the Royal Malaysia Police's (PDRM) sexual, women, and children crime investigation division (D11).

According to New Straits Times, it was the result of close collaboration between PDRM and the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

There was a "large amount" of child pornographic material found on the 24-year-old student's laptop and mobile phone

Investigators found that the suspect used social media applications to communicate and trap his victims, said Noorsiah.

"The suspect is believed to have made threats to obtain sexual material from the victims, who are children from abroad," she was quoted as saying by Harian Metro.

The suspect will be brought before the Seremban Magistrate's Court today to face charges under Section 5 of the Sexual Offenses Against Children Act 2017 for making child pornography, and Section 10 of the same Act for its possession.

If you or someone you know may be at risk or has experienced sexual abuse or assault, please reach out to these Malaysian organisations:

1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Operating hours: 24-hour
Contact: +603-30008858
SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058
Website | Facebook | Twitter

2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9.30am - 5.30pm)
Contact: +603-78770224
WhatsApp/Telegram: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)
Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340
WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4180342
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

4. SARAWAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY (SWWS)
Operating hours: Monday (7pm - 9pm),Tuesday to Thursday (9.30am - 11.30am), Saturday (2pm - 4pm)
Contact: +6082-368853
SMS/WhatsApp: +6016-5822660 | +6013-8044285
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

5. SABAH WOMEN'S ACTION-RESOURCE GROUP (SAWO)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)
Contact: +6088-280200 | +6011-27908020
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

6. PROTECT AND SAVE THE CHILDREN (PS THE CHILDREN)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (3pm - 12am)
WhatsApp: +6016-7213065
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

7. INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION (IWF)
Anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images with IWF's Reporting Portal.

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