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A man was arrested Sunday for raping his disabled daughter and abetting his friend to do the same. The two separate incidents took place in the Malaysian town of Arau in May.

The incident came to light Saturday after the 28-year-old unnamed victim told her neighbor about it. Both of them then went ahead and filed a police complaint on the same day. Police said the victim’s father first raped her at their home early May. Later that month, “the father’s friend brought her to an orchard before raping her there.”

“The victim did not know who she could tell on the matter, as she has learning disabilities and she can’t speak properly. Furthermore, her mother and younger sister also have disabilities, making it more difficult for the victim to come forward,” police chief Datuk Noor Mushar Mohd said.

Following the police complaint, the victim’s 61-year-old father and his 53-year-old friend were taken into custody.

“An initial medical examination found an old tear in the victim’s hymen,” the officer said, adding that they have requested for proper treatment for the victim at a hospital.

In a similar incident in Malaysia in March 2018, a man was arrested for raping his 14-year old disabled daughter for two years. The incident came to light after the victim’s sister was contacted by the school administration over the girl’s frequent absence. The victim’s sister then went to the teen’s room and caught her 50-year-old father raping her.

“The elder sister with the help of a relative had then come to the police station to lodge a report. The father was arrested the same day,” police said, adding that medical examination found a tear in the victim’s private parts.