A Filipino man suspected of sexually abusing children at a kindergarten in Macau has been ordered to report to police regularly while investigations continue.
The Public Prosecution Office in Macau ordered the 26-year-old man, who worked as a janitor at the kindergarten, to make periodic submissions to police while the investigation is ongoing.
The man was accused of sexually abusing three girls under his care after their parents filed police reports claiming he “inappropriately touched” their daughters, the Macau Daily News reported.
According to a statement from the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the case has already been referred to the Judiciary Police for investigation. Under the Criminal Code, an act of sexual abuse against a minor is punishable by imprisonment of between one and eight years.
Police said medical examinations did not show any evidence that the girls had been sexually abused. However, they aded that as the man needed to help clean and change diapers, there was a possibility he had touched the minors inappropriately.
The girls involved were two of Portuguese origin and one of Chinese origin, Tai Chung Pou reported. The man had denied the accusations.