Teachers are supposed to educate and protect their students, but this teacher decided to child groom his students and subject them to his sexual desires.
According to The Borneo Post, a 31-year-old teacher who works in a primary school in Sarawak was arrested today (May 19) after the police received reports that the man had committed sodomy and molestation on at least seven boys.
Five of the boys are now in secondary schools. It is learned he has been a teacher in the school since 2012 and some of his victims are still attending the school today.
“Initial investigation found that there were five teenagers (now aged 13 and 15) who were sexually harassed and molested by the suspect when they were primary pupils at a school in rural Lawas,” Lawas police chief DSP Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad revealed today.
The teacher’s vile act came to light after a few victims started telling their friends about what their primary teacher did to them, a source said.
“One of the students who overheard their conversation then told his mother who did not take the matter lightly. She informed the school about the alleged molest and sexual abuse and, from there, two other pupils came up and told their side of story,” the source added.
It is feared that there could be more victims who were afraid to come forward to report the suspect.
Malay Mail reported that the abuse started in 2016 and lasted until last year. None of the victims came forward or talked to their parents about it.
The suspect was arrested in Kota Kinabalu today amidst his weekend getaway.
The district police chief confirmed the report but refused to divulge the details of the case they are very “sensitive.”
It is currently investigated under Section 377B of the Penal Code for sodomy. If convicted, the suspect could face imprisonment up to 20 years and liable to whipping.
What a horrible thing to do as a teacher to rural boys for so many years! We hope the police can get to the bottom of this quickly and put the man behind bars.
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