Malaysian couple arrested
for rape, assault of Indonesian

The Malaysian Police have arrested the employer of an Acehnese maid who he allegedly raped and assaulted, the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has announced.

The embassy revealed on Thursday that the police detained the employer and his wife on Tuesday, one day after the two fled their home in Seramban, Negeri Sembilan.

The employer has been charged with rape, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars if found guilty. A rapist can also face whipping under sharia. The police will detain the employer until Nov. 20 before submitting the case dossier to the court.

The employer’s wife has been charged with assault.

The Acehnese maid was reportedly raped on Nov. 5 by her employer and assaulted by the employer’s wife. The crime was revealed when the employer’s wife took the maid to a police station, accusing her of theft.

The rape came to light when the police noticed that the maid was injured and questioned her about it. (lfr)

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