KOTA KINABALU - A 16-year-old teenager received a text message on her cellular phone from her stepfather asking her to have sex with him.
She told herself that enough was enough and decided to tell her foster mother about the unusual relationship between her and her stepfather.
The teenager claimed that her 46-year-old stepfather, who works as a civil servant, had raped her in their house in Sandakan since she was eight years old. She said she was raped on several occasions from 2005 until her stepfather divorced her mother in 2009.
Sandakan district police chief Assist Comm Rowell Marong, who confirmed the report lodged on Aug 25, said they were looking for the suspect and were confident that he was still in the district.
He said the teenager lodged the report after receiving the message, which she claimed was sent by the man telling her to meet him on Sunday to have sex.
Rowell said the teenager did not tell anyone about it because her stepfather had threatened to beat her up if she did so.
The teenager has been staying with her foster mother since her mother's divorce.
She has been sent to a hospital for a medical check-up.