TAIPING: A factory worker has claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to raping his 49-year-old mother at their home in Kamunting.
The 20-year-old, who is the second of five children, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence at Kampung Kurnia Jaya Tambahan at about 7pm on March 8.
In asking the court not to grant bail, Deputy Public Prosecutor Safiyatun Ahmadun said the victim, a divorced housewife, could be potentially harassed by the accused since they still live under the same roof.
Meanwhile, Kathan Maruthamuthu, who acted for the accused, told the court that the mother had on several occasions tried to retract her police report against her son but was not allowed by the police to do so.
Sessions Court judge Mohd Sabri Ismail allowed bail at RM8,000 with one surety pending mention of the case on April 21. However, the accused failed to post bail.