TAWAU, April 16 (Bernama) -- Police today denied claims that went viral on social media that a girl had been raped yesterday afternoon at Pasar Tanjung here, saying it was only about a mentally deranged man frightening a 10-year-old girl.
Tawau District Police chief, ACP Fadil Marsus said the 25-year-old man was arrested after the mother of the victim lodged a report at the police station at 1.56 pm.
"The 43-year-old mother lodged a police report that her daughter was harassed by an unknown man at the market at 1.30 pm.
"The victim was playing with her friends at about 1 pm before coming across the suspect who suddenly handed her a RM5 bill without saying anything," he said.
Subsequently, Fadil said the victim, who was shocked and frightened, fled and screamed for her mother.....