Babysitter arrested over alleged abuse at childcare centre

SEREMBAN: Police have arrested a 66-year-old babysitter on suspicion of abusing an 11-month-old girl at a childcare centre in a housing estate in Nilai, near here, on Monday (Feb 5).

Nilai OCPD Supt Abdul Malik Hasim said the senior citizen was arrested after police received a report from the child’s mother, who is in her 20s, at 6.12pm on Tuesday (Feb 6).

The suspect, who has no previous record was arrested at 12.30pm on Wednesday (Feb 7), he said in a statement.

He said the police would apply for an order to remand the woman for investigation under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001.- Bernama