Foreigner in obscene photo with minor pleads guilty

A 43-year-old Bangladeshi man will learn his fate on December 9 after he pleaded guilty to charges of taking obscene photographs of a 12-year-old girl and outraging her modesty at a public toilet.

The defendant, whose identity is withheld to protect the victim, committed the offences in 2020 inside the public toilet of Pasar Tani Selayun.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri Kiprawi revealed in the Intermediate Court on Saturday that the victim’s photographs were recently circulated on social media which prompted police investigations and led to the defendant’s arrest.

Judge Harnita Zelda Skinner further heard from the prosecution that sometime in November, 2020 at 2 pm, the defendant, a vegetable seller at the market entered the male public toilet at the premises and when he walked out, he saw the girl in school uniform walking towards the female public toilet.

More details on Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin