Suspected child molester faces 360 years’ jail, pleads not guilty

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  • Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

KUALA TERENGGANU: The man suspected of sexually assaulting young girls in Marang and Kuala Terengganu pleaded not guilty to his charges.

Mohd Amir Mohd Layi, 20, was charged with 12 accounts of physical sexual assault on children and four accounts of making or producing child pornography under the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.

If convicted, Mohd Amir, an air-conditioning technician, could face up to 360 years in jail and no less than 24 whippings

The case was heard at the Kuala Terengganu sessions court.

Judges Azman Mustapha, Mohamad Haldar Abdul Aziz and Rofiah Mohamad presided while DPPs Nik Nur Adila Mat Zaidan and Rohaiza Abdul Rahman prosecuted.

Mohd Amir was represented by his lawyer Nik Radhia Nik Ya.

The case has been set for mention on May 22.

Mohd Amir was arrested on Mar 27 after he was exposed by one of his victims who ran crying to her teacher after an encounter with him.

It is learned that he had been on the prowl since early last year.

He is believed to have led his victims to hidden places like toilets before sexually assaulting them and recording the acts on his mobile phone.

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