KULIM - A security guard is hoping his daughter, who married her alleged rapist when she was 12 and divorced him a year later, will be able to find a good and mature husband to look after her.
Mohd Saad Mustafa, 48, said his daughter, now 17, works as a shop assistant in Baling, about 50km from here.
"All she wishes for is to leave the bad memories behind and start a new life," he said in an interview at his home in Kampung Padang Cina here.
He said his daughter gave birth to a baby girl after marrying Mohd Fahmi Mohamed Alias in November 2012. The child is now almost four years old.
"The girl is growing up to be smart and witty and is being cared for by my daughter's former mother-in-law when she goes to work," Mohd Saad said.
He said there was conflict in the past with her daughter's in-laws, which led to the divorce in November 2013, but both families have since reconciled.