Teacher who allegedly sodomised a student remanded for 7 days
A primary school teacher who was arrested in Kapit, Sarawak on Tuesday, is being remanded for seven days to assist in investigations for allegedly sodomising a 14-year-old student for more than 50 times over a period of two years.
Mukah OCPD Deputy Supt Jimmy Panyau told reporters that the remand order was obtained through the Mukah Magistrate's Court yesterday, 15 June.
Meanwhile, Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan, has said that the suspect could be sacked if found guilty and that the ministry took the matter seriously.
He added that necessary aid will be given to help the victim to fully recover from the traumatic experience, including sending professionals from the Health Ministry if needed.
15 JUN: In a shocking turn of events, a 14-year-old student revealed that he was sodomised for more than 50 times by his own teacher, over a period of two years
The teenager, who is a student in Kapit, Sarawak, said that the series of events began in August 2015 and lasted until May this year.
An unnamed source told Berita Harian some disturbing details of what the student went through during the ordeal.
According to the source, the 14-year-old teen suffered the traumatic experience when he was just a 12-year-old and was in Primary 6, studying in one of the primary schools in Kapit.
"The victim claims that he was sodomised for at least 20 times at the teachers' quarters and at a budget hotel in Sibu, Sarawak. It is understood that the incident happened between August 2015 and December 2015," the source was quoted as saying.
Following the traumatic experience, the victim transferred to another school in Mukah, Sarawak, but the perpetrator was relentless in pursuing his lustful desires
Despite being in different schools, the 42-year-old teacher had invited his former student to a house in Kemunyang and sodomised the victim for at least 30 times throughout the year 2016.
The anonymous source also revealed that the suspect continued to repeat the offence between February and May this year in Mukah.
According to media reports, Mukah OCPD Deputy Supt Jimmy Panyau has also confirmed the details of the incidents as claimed by the source.
Jimmy said that the student did not dare complain to anyone as he feared the suspect
However, the teenager was under tremendous stress and was continuously plagued by the harrowing experiences that he has endured for the last two years.
Finally, he told the dark secret to a teacher in his current school, who subsequently lodged a police report at the Mukah District Police Headquarters (IPD Mukah).
The police have arrested the suspect at a rural school in Kapit at 10.40am yesterday, 14 June
The suspect was detained at the Kapit police station lock-up yesterday, and he will be brought to Mukah to obtain a remand order today, 15 June.
Meanwhile, the victim was sent to Hospital Sibu for medical observation.
The case is being investigated under Section 377 of the Penal Code, which carries a 20 years jail term and whipping, upon conviction.