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Police Officers Laughed At This Woman For Reporting A Pervert Masturbating In Public

The man has been spotted more than once in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Cover image via Ana Jonessy Facebook

A woman was promptly laughed at by several police officers when she reported a man publicly masturbating in front of her workplace in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah recently

In a Facebook post that has since gone viral, the woman revealed that the man actually asked for her permission to "jerk off" inside her gallery. When she obviously denied his request, he did it outside instead, staring at her as he did so.

The man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, allegedly "whipped out his dick" and asked for the woman's permission to enter her gallery (located in Lorong Dewan) so he could pleasure himself. She told him to go away and called for her male colleagues - who were out at time - to "rescue" her. Then the alleged pervert took it to the next level.

"If he had been humiliated by my decline, he gave no indication and instead sat outside of the gallery and poked his erection out and rubbed it feverishly, his eyes boring into me. A few minutes later he charged forward, vigorously masturbating and came right in front of our main entrance, his semen all over the floor and scampered away in fear or excitement," she wrote on Facebook, adding that she chased him away with a pair of chopsticks.

However, when she reported the incident to the authorities, their reaction wasn't one she'd hoped for.

Not only did they laugh at her predicament, one of them even blamed her for setting up her gallery in the area and suggested that she flash him in return!

"I’d hoped that the least the cops could do in acknowledgment of the perverted misdemeanour would be giving the guy a ticket, or even taking his name down to be referred to a rehab or something," she wrote.

Instead, she was laughed at by the police officers - two of whom were female - on duty. One of them actually said that she was the one at fault for choosing to set up a gallery in the area, which has been plagued by a number of mugging and robbery cases as well as homeless drug addicts and delinquents in recent days.

"She later sneered that I should’ve flashed him in return or film him masturbating and get it up on Facebook. Of course, everything’s funny until it happens to you or to the people you know in person, and anything viral on social media is as good as a legit police report, right?" she added.

"Maybe he's mentally ill, maybe it's the only 'action' he gets."

That was how one of the police officers justified the alleged pervert's blatant act of public indecency. As for their suggested solution to the problem? "Next time, just take photos of him."

"I relapsed into an angry silence and made it my mission to get decent photos or a clip of this guy if I see him next time. Sex offenders are often creatures of habit, I’m sure he’d be lingering around Lorong Dewan again soon," the woman wrote.

Several days later, she spotted the pervert in the same area again. This time, she followed him and took photos while on the phone with a police officer, who promised that he will send some officers to track him down.

"I took photos of him and trailed him for about 10 minutes before I lost sight of him, at the same time I was on the phone with an officer. He promised he would send a couple of officers down to track him down (the police station is literally behind ATI College)."

Initially assured by the officer's initiative, she later found out that the pervert was jerking off in another public space not long after. Similarly, witnesses to the incident were met by ridicule when they reported it to the authorities.

"Not 30 minutes later, [two female friends] told me the guy was pacing between Biru Biru and Lucy’s Backpackers and later caught him in the act! He was easy to spot because he’d worn the exact jersey and jeans when he assaulted me," she wrote.

"[One of them] also reported it to the police and was met with the same, sneering response. Wtf."

Expressing her disappointment at how the authorities handled cases of sexual harassment like this, pointing out that it's "counterproductive to eliminating sexual violence"

"Where were the police officers - the police station is only a few meters away. What took them so long? Did they not even bother? Is it not common knowledge that often times seemingly ‘harmless’ sexual behaviors like flashing can escalate and likely to cause harm or injury (e.g. stalking, physical assaults, rape, etc.)?" she wrote.

"This guy’s deviant behaviour and how the law enforcers responded to my report are dangerous in that it is counterproductive to eliminating sexual violence from society. Rape culture, however inconsequential you might think it is, is everyone’s issue."

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