GEORGE TOWN: The aide of a DAP state assemblyman, who is alleged to have molested a 21-year-old college student, was freed on Saturday after the court rejected his remand extension.
The 50-year-old aide, who is also a former Penang Municipal Council councillor, was arrested on Thursday and had been remanded for two days.
The remand order ended today.
The incident was said to have taken place at a carpark of an entertainment outlet in Beach Street on the night of July 6.
She claimed that the man, in his 40s, grabbed her private parts, unzipped his pants, demanded oral sex and started masturbating.
She claimed that the man offered her between RM500 and RM700 to spend the night with him but she refused and pleaded for him to stop his advances.
The suspect’s lawyer, Gnasegaran Egamparam, said his client had been cooperating with the police.
“We went to the district police headquarters on Thursday at the request of the investigators. All my client wants is a fair investigation,” he said.