Malaysian rape suspect used job app to hunt victims

World | 20 Jan 2020 6:48 pm

A serial rapist called the "Datuk" who allegedly raped young women after luring them with lucrative job opportunities is believed to have been on the prowl for at least three months, Malaysian police say, the Star Online reports.

The police said the man targets young jobseekers and lures them with lucrative job opportunities. But police have yet to receive any further reports.

It is learned that the man works alone and used a "Datuk" title to appear more convincing to his victims, despite not having been bestowed the title.

The police tracked down and arrested the man, after two of his victims filed reports on January 11 and 13 respectively.

On Jan 16, police arrested a man, known only as "Datuk Abhy," who is suspected of raping at least two women after luring them with job opportunities through the Bigo Live mobile application.

The man is now under remand custod for seven days until January 23.

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