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Published: Thursday June 6, 2013 MYT 2:14:00 PM
Updated: Thursday July 25, 2013 MYT 2:16:27 PM

Court extends bail of restaurant manager accused of raping girl

KOTA KINABALU: The Sessions Court here on Thursday extended the bail of the restaurant manager accused of raping and later marrying his underage victim.

Judge Ummu Khatom Abd Samad said the bail was extended until the disposal of the case.

Senior Federal Counsel Jamil Ariffin said the accused was released on an RM8,000 bail which expired on Thursday.

Ummu Khatom said trial for the case would proceed on July 1-4 and fixed June 20 for case management.

Riduan Masmud, 40, was charged on Feb 28 with raping the girl, who was 12 years and six months old, inside a car parked by the roadside in Inanam near here at 10am on Feb 18.

On May 21, the court was told that Riduan had married the girl.

Loretto J. Padua represented the accused, who was present with his first wife, while the victim was not present.

Lawyer Datuk Mariati Robert held a watching brief for the Sabah Law Association. - Bernama

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Tags / Keywords: Court Extends Bail, Restaurant Manager, Raping Girl

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