Molestation suspect remanded in custody pending probe

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A LOCAL man was remanded yesterday pending an investigation into an outraging of modesty case involving a 13-year-old girl.

The court document filed by prosecuting officer Shamshuddin Hj Kamaluddin stated that the defendant is accused of touching Miss Y, his stepdaughter, on the left side of her body on the waist while she was sleeping in their Kg Ayer house sometime in March this year.

During the proceedings yesterday, the 30-year-old was ordered to be remanded at the Central Police Station as the court believes that if he is released on bail, he could tamper with witnesses. A further mention of the case will be held on May 11.

The Brunei Times