Friday March 15, 2013
Man held over robbery and rape of American
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI
SHAH ALAM: Police have detained a 47-year-old man in connection with the robbery and rape of an American teacher.
The suspect was detained at about 5am at his home in Jalan Klang Lama on Wednesday and has been remanded until March 19.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the suspect is believed to be one of the three men involved in the abduction, robbery and rape of the 24-year-old woman.
“We are still looking for his two accomplices. We hope to arrest them soon,” he said yesterday.
SAC Mohd Adnan said prior to the incident, the victim had hailed a taxi near a shopping mall in Mutiara Damansara at about 6pm on Monday.
“She had requested to be sent to her home in Damansara Perdana but the taxi driver stopped a few minutes later to pick up another man.
“Some 10 minutes later, the taxi stopped again as he claimed the taxi had run out of gas,” he said, adding that the victim was then transferred to a van driven by a third man.
He said the victim was driven to a house near the PLUS expressway where she was raped by one man.
“However, the next day the van driver helped the victim to escape. She boarded a bus to Sungai Pelek, Sepang and lodged a police report,” he said.
He also refuted some media reports that said the teacher was raped by more than one man.
“Some reports said she was raped by two, some said three men and some even 15 men.
“That is not true. We believe she was raped by one man,” he said.
SAC Adnan said the medical examination report showed that victim was raped and that she sustained injuries on her arms and legs.
“The victim was also robbed of her mobile phone and RM300,” he said.
Asked whether the suspect detained was the taxi driver, SAC Adnan only confirmed the man had a criminal record for robbery.