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Chess trainer charged with two counts of gross indecency

JOHOR BARU: A 35-year-old chess trainer was charged with two counts of committing gross indecency on two boys.

Kenny Yee Jeun Fui claimed trial to the two charges at a Sessions Court on Monday.

On the first charge, Yee was alleged to have groped the private part of a nine-year-old boy during a chess class at 4.15pm in Kulai on June 30.

He was charged under Section 377E of the Penal Code for inciting a child under the age of 14 into an act of gross indecency and faces a maximum of 15 years' jail and whipping.

For the second charge, Yee allegedly groped a 14-year-old student in a car in Kulai at around 10.30pm on March 21.

This offence of committing acts of gross indecency on the teenager carries a jail term of two years.

Judge Mohammad Khalid Ab Karim set bail of RM10,000 and Sept 5 for the next mention of the case.

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