Cop held for soliciting sex from worker in Malaysia

KAJANG, Malaysia - Police have arrested a lance-corporal for allegedly molesting and soliciting sex from a 23-year-old Indonesian construction worker in Bandar Damai Perdana here.

The 26-year-old and his colleague apprehended the woman at a shared house in Cheras Damai Perdana for failing to produce her passport at about 3pm on Sunday.

Deputy OCPD Supt Abdul Ghani Mohamad Ji said the policemen handcuffed the woman and brought her to the station for questioning.

The lance-corporal brought her into a room and started to perform an unauthorised body check on her.

Supt Abdul Ghani said the policeman also made lewd gestures at the woman in what police believe was an attempt to solicit sex from her.

Supt Abdul Ghani said the lance-corporal is being investigated under Section 354 of the Penal Code for using criminal force with the intent to outrage a person's modesty.