KUALA LUMPUR: A priest is being investigated over allegations that he had sexually abused his own adopted daughter since 2009.
Police sources said the 49-year old man had allegedly molested the 17-year-old girl and forced her into peforming oral sex on him.
He is also said to have also forced the girl to sleep naked with him at night.
The incidents were believed to have taken place in a house in Petaling Jaya.
Sources said the girl’s nightmare began when her biological father died and her mother, a Chinese citizen, returned to China and entrusted the priest to take care of the girl.
She began living with the priest on Nov 15, 2009 as his adopted daughter.
“After several months, the man began to sexually abusing the girl. He threatened to hurt her if she told other people what he was doing," said the source.
On Oct 17, the girl finally worked up enough courage to run away from the house. She called her mother to tell her what happened and also lodged a report at the district police headquarters.
Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din confirmed the report.
He said that police are investigating the case under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.
The offence carries a maximum jail sentence of up to 20 years and whipping, if convicted.