GEORGE TOWN – Police have arrested a 50-year-old businessman for allegedly having sex with his teenage daughter at a flat unit in Air Itam here.
The consequence of his action has resulted in the 15-year-old teenager becoming pregnant, said northeast district police head ACP Anuar Omar.
The mother of the victim began to suspect something was amiss when she returned home on Thursday, from work at a factory here, to see her child in a state of despair.
She compelled her daughter to undergo a urine test, later confirming that she was six months pregnant, which led her to confess that the culprit was her own father.
Without hesitation, the mother lodged a police report.
Anuar said that the police picked up the suspect shortly after.
The suspect has three children, and the victim was a school dropout.
Anuar said the police have successfully obtained a remand order for six days from today.
The case has been classified as incest under Section 376B of the Penal Code, where if found guilty, the offender can be punished with imprisonment for not less than 10 years and not more than 30 years, as well as the accused being liable to whipping.