The Police Have Rearrested Sugarbook Founder, This Time Over Allegations Of Rape And Prostitution

That escalated quickly.

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The Police Have Rearrested Sugarbook Founder, This Time Over Allegations Of Rape And Prostitution
Things haven't gone so well for controversial dating website Sugarbook as of late.

After having their website blocked by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) earlier this week, its founder has been arrested by the police on Wednesday (17 February).

Just when he thought the worse is over, well, it gets worse.

Much more serious crime

The Star Online reported that the police have rearrested the 34-year-old founder of Sugarbook on Thursday (18 February).

According to the authorities, he was rearrested to facilitate investigations into a rape and prostitution case in Subang Jaya.


Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat told the news portal that the incident happened in February 2019 and involves a student at an institute of higher learning. 

The case is classified as rape and soliciting of prostitution under Section 376 and Section 372 of the Penal Code.

As such, SAC Fadzil has revealed that the prosecution has made an application to revise the Magistrates Court's decision to reject the remand application against the suspect. 

The application for a revision will be heard at the Shah Alam court on Friday (19 February).

‚ÄčOnce bitten, twice shy

Sugarbook was recently thrusted into the limelight when they published a list of local universities with the most sugar babies and promoting the "sugar" way of life to finance their lifestyle.

This prompted a lot of angry responses from Malaysians, with some universities lodging police reports against the suspect.

The first domino fell when the MCMC blocked the website on Monday.

Short-lived freedom.
Then, after receiving 74 police reports, the suspect was arrested at the compound of a plush condominium at Mont Kiara on Wednesday.

During interrogation, the suspect admitted to being the founder of the website. 

He was investigated for soliciting of prostitution, as well as for publishing a statement or rumour which can cause public fear or alarm under laws of the Penal Code.  

He is also being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 for the misuse of network facilities.

Well, it looks like it's going to be a long week for the founder of Sugarbook.

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