Woman forces daughter into prostitution to settle debts
Sarawak police looking for man who allegedly raped 14-year-old school dropout.
MIRI: A woman allegedly forced her 14-year-old daughter into prostitution to settle her mounting debts in Limbang.
Initial police investigations revealed the victim, a school dropout who worked as a waitress at a karaoke longe in Lawas, was forced to offer sex to a man since April.
For her âservicesâ, the girl was paid a sum of money via a karaoke lounge owner. Part of the money was handed over to the victimâs mother.
Sarawak CID chief Dev Kumar said since April, the teenager had been forced to sleep with the man in return for money on three occassions.
He said following the victimâs report at the Lawas police station this morning, police arrested her 30-year -old mother.
âFour hours later, about 3pm, police nabbed a 45-year-old karaoke lounge owner on Jalan Haji Matussin, Lawas,â he added in a statement.
Kumar said police were in the midst of identifying and tracking down the man said to have raped the teenager.
He said the two women would be taken to the Lawas district office tomorrow morning to obtain a remand order for investigations under Section 376 of the Penal Code and Section 43 (1) (a) & (d) of the Child Act 2001.
âWe believe the victim worked as a waitress at the karaoke lounge in Lawas and was forced by her mother and the karaoke owner to have sex with the man.
âAccording to villagers, her mother had serious money problems because of her many debts,â added the CID chief.
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