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by embun majid
KULIM: A 48-year-old school guard pleaded not guilty in a magistrate’s court here to molesting a 10-year-old girl in a school in Kuala Ketil, Baling.
The man from Kampung Tembak is alleged to have committed the offence in a classroom at about 6.50am on Tuesday.
The offence is punishable under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum 10-year jail sentence, a fine or whipping, or any two if convicted.
Magistrate Mohd Hadi Hakimi Harun set bail at RM6,000 in one surety and fixed Nov 13 to mention the case. The accused failed to post bail.
DPP Syarifah Syazwani Syed Hussain prosecuted while the accused was not represented.
It was reported that the girl was alone in the classroom when she was molested. She related the incident to a teacher, who then informed her parents.
The guard was picked up at his house at 9.30pm on Tuesday.
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