LEDANG, Johor - A day out with her month-old Facebook friend ended up a nightmare for a 15-year-old girl when she was raped at an oil palm estate in Parit Jarum, Bukit Gambir here.
The girl was allegedly raped by the 18-year-old suspect on Aug 12 before he sent her back home.
Ledang police chief Superintendent Harun Idris said the Form Three student had gone on a date with the suspect before the incident happened.
"The victim only lodged a police report at the Bukit Gambir police station on Thursday after her family found out about the incident," he said yesterday.
Harun said following the report, police arrested the suspect at his family home in Kampung Parit Jarum Laut here on the same day.
Police also seized a silver motorcycle believed to be used by the suspect to ferry the victim on the day of the alleged rape.
Harun said the suspect, who works as a bicycle shop assistant, had, a month ago, befriended the girl through the popular social network.
"Initial investigations revealed that they had been going out on several occasions before the alleged rape took place.
"The suspect does not have any criminal record and did not test positive for drugs."
Harun said the suspect had been remanded until Sept 5 to facilitate investigations under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape. He advised the community, especially teenage girls, to be wary of strangers they befriend through the Internet.