13-Year-Old Raped by Teenage Boy Befriended Online

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Teen who raped, blackmailed, and raped again a Form One girl he lured on Wechat.

Police on Saturday detained a 16-year-old boy for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl on two occasions recently in Penang.

It was reported that the boy first arranged for an outing with the girl through Wechat several months ago. It is believed that the suspect added the victim, a Form One student, on the social messaging app and subsequently invited her out for a walk.

When they met at a place in the town area, the boy led the girl to the Penang City Park where he later allegedly raped her.

“The suspect then raped the victim in the bushes near the entrance of the Penang City Park,” Northeast District deputy police chief Supt Izwan Abd Karim told reporters.

A few months later, the boy re-established contact with the girl, who refused to meet with him.

But he allegedly blackmailed her by threatening to reveal their “relationship” to her family. The girl relented, and when they met again, the boy raped her for the second time.

The matter was brought to the police after the girl refused to attend school for many days.

Police arrested the suspect, who is a school drop-out, at about 5.25pm on Friday.

They also seized his mobile phone.

“Based on further investigation, the suspect had confessed to the rape,” Izwan said.

The suspect has been remanded at the Jalan Patani police lockup until Oct 20.

Izwan said the case would be investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.