SEREMBAN: A 48-year-old man pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to seven counts of committing incest with his daughter.
The man, who works as a rubber tapper, claimed trial to the charges before judge Junaidah Mohd Isa.
He allegedly committed the offences at his house at Felda Bukit Jalor in Gemencheh between Dec 20,2015, and Dec 24,2019.
He allegedly committed the first offence when his daughter was only 12 years and one month old and the last when she was 16.
The suspect was charged under Section 376B of the Penal Code for rape.
If found guilty, he can be jailed for between 10 and 30 years and whipped.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurhafiza Haron urged the court not to allow the suspect to be released on bail as he was the victim's father.
However, the suspect asked to be given bail and told the court that his relatives were present in court.
Judge Junaidah then allowed the suspect to be released on a RM10,000 bail.
She also warned the suspect not to communicate or contact the victim, who was now living with her mother.
Police detained the suspect on Feb 8 after the victim lodged a report.
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