Father claims trial to rape and sexual assault charges


MELAKA: A taxi driver claimed trial at the Sessions Court here to six charges of rape and sexual assault against his 14-year-old daughter.

The 52-year-old accused’s plea was recorded before judge Elesabet Paya Wan yesterday.

Based on the statement of facts, the accused faced two charges under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code for incest allegedly committed when his daughter was 11 years old, and another during the recent Chinese New Year holiday season.

Under the section, the accused can be sentenced to up to 30 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the rotan if convicted.

The accused faced another four charges under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences against Children 2017 which carries a maximum 20 years’ jail and whipping upon conviction.

He allegedly committed the offence when the girl was only six years old, said the statement of the facts.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Hayatul Wirdah Mohd Yunos suggested the court to set bail at RM30,000 for each of the offences as the accused apparently committed a heinous crime by taking advantage of his child since she was six years old.

The accused was unrepresented and was later sent to prison after he was unable to raise the bail.

Re-mention was set on April 16.

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