KUANTAN: A mechanic who pleaded guilty to having rough and unnatural sex with his wife without her consent was spared three strokes of the rotan after the High Court here set aside the sentence handed down by the Sessions Court.
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mariana Yahya also reduced the jail sentence of the 35-year-old man from 10 years to six years.
On Aug 5 this year, Sessions Court judge Hassan Abdul Ghani sentenced him to jail and three strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to the offence.
He was sentenced to five years jail for causing injury to his 32-year-old wife during a sexual intercourse at about 3.15pm on April 19, this year.
On the second count of performing unnatural sex on his wife, he was sentenced to 10 years jail and three strokes of the rotan.
Hassan ordered him to serve the jail sentence concurrently from Aug 5.
The man, who was represented by lawyer Syed Azimal Amir Syed Abu Bakar, then filed an appeal against the sentence at the High Court. — Bernama
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