Published: Wednesday February 27, 2013 MYT 2:51:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday February 27, 2013 MYT 3:48:41 PM
Man detained for allegedly sodomising four schoolboys he met on Facebook
By STEVEN CHIEW
KUALA LUMPUR: A man was nabbed for allegedly sodomising four secondary school boys after meeting them on Facebook.
The suspect, who is a manager of a government-linked company, is believed to have preyed on underage boys, all from the same secondary school, since May last year.
It is learnt his illicit activities were uncovered when one of the victims confessed to a school counselling teacher, who then informed the boy's parents on Feb 8. A police report was made soon after.
Police swooped in and detained the suspect, in his 40s, on Friday, after two weeks of surveillance.
“Initial investigations revealed the first victim was sodomised in May last year at a budget hotel in Brickfields,” City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh said at a press conference Wednesday, adding that it happened several times over a few months.
DCP Mohmad said police were not ruling out the possibility the suspect could have victimised more than four boys.
“We urge other students who have been victims to come forward.
“The case is classified under Section 377B of the Penal Code for committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and also liable to whipping,” he said.