BUKIT MERTAJAM – Police have arrested a priest for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman at an apartment in Jalan Laguna 2, Perai, here, recently.
The 59-year-old man was nabbed on Dec 18 after the 24-year-old woman lodged a police report on the incident. He is expected to be charged on Friday (Dec 28).
Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the incident was believed to have taken place when the victim, a clerk, went to the priest’s house to seek treatment for joint pain on Dec 1.
The priest is the victim friend’s adoptive father, he said.
The incident happened at 2pm when the man was massaging the victim’s feet in the living room. The suspect was alleged to have undressed the victim, saying that he needed to massage her body to ensure better blood flow.
“While massaging the victim’s body, he was said to have inserted his finger into the woman’s private parts claiming that it was the focal point of the problem,” said Nik Ros Azhan.
He added that the man, who was married, had told the victim not to tell others of the incident.
Nik Ros Azhan said police were also investigating another report, lodged by a 24-year-old woman, against the man.
He urged other victims to come forward and assist police in the investigation.