Suspected incest: Cops arrest man with 10-year-old niece in hotel

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JOHOR BAHRU: Police detained a man for alleged incest with his 10-year-old niece at a hotel in Taman Tunku Aminah here last night.

Johor Bahru Utara district police chief Mohd Taib Ahmad said the suspect, who works as a cleaner, was arrested when police conducted a raid at the hotel at 9.15pm following a tip-off.

In a statement, Taib said police discovered the suspect, 48, clad only in a towel, in the room with the semi-naked child.

He said police later found out that the child was the suspect’s niece.

The suspect, who has three children aged between 25 and 28, is in remand for a week from today to facilitate investigations.