Teacher held for allegedly sodomising 5 students in Lawas

LAWAS: Police detained a teacher to assist in investigations into allegations of sexual assault and sodomy involving five boys at a primary school here in 2016.

Lawas district police chief Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said the suspect, a 31-year-old man, was detained at the Karamunsing police station in Kota Kinabalu at 7.30pm yesterday.

“The suspect has been working in Lawas since January 2012 until now,” he said in a statement.

The case involved five students, aged 13 to 15, and the investigation is being carried out under Section 377B of the Penal Code.

Abang Zainal said the police report was lodged at 12.01pm yesterday.

The suspect’s activities came to light when one of the victims, currently in secondary school, informed his teacher of what the suspect had done to him and four other boys.