SIBU – An eighty-year-old has been arrested for allegedly harassing his Indonesian teenage girl, who accidentally spits her leg at a pointed gate during her attempt to escape.
The 18-year-old victim had been working with the suspect in a house on Jalan Awang Ramli Amit since August 3.
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm. Stanley Jonathan Ringgit on Wednesday (August 22) said that the suspect, an 81-year-old man, was arrested for an injury to her left calf 13 hours after the maid was admitted to hospital.
The victim said she tried to walk away on Tuesday morning (21 August) at 10.30 pm and claimed that the suspect had already harassed her twice before.
ACP Stanley said during the first incident that the victim watered plants in the garden when the suspect asked her to come in.
"When she was in a room (with him), he opened the door, touched and kissed her, and also touched her breasts," he said.
On the same day at 3.30 pm the suspect seized her by the hand and asked her to go to his room. She refused and ran out of the house.
Later that evening, he said, the maid tried to escape by climbing over the gate of the house.
In her haste to escape, she accidentally spilled her left calf onto one of the nails on the gate.
A passerby saw the maid in distress and immediately called the police.
Firefighters had to be called in to cut off the nail before it could be sent to the hospital for treatment.
She was rushed to the hospital with the nail still in her calf.
ACP Stanley said the man is being investigated under Article 354 of the Criminal Code for maltreatment or use of criminal forces with the intention of troubling the modesty of the victim.
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