Varsity security guard gets 13 years, six strokes for attempted rape

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020

KOTA KINABALU: A former university security guard has been sentenced to 13 years in jail and six strokes of the cane for attempting to rape a student at her hostel in 2018.

Arshad Masdin, 30, was handed the sentence by Sessions Court Judge Elsie Primus after he was found guilty on Tuesday (June 30).

He was ordered to serve the sentence in prison from Tuesday, pending an appeal to the High Court.

His counsel applied for stay of execution pending the appeal, but it was rejected by the court.

Arshad was convicted under Section 376(2)(a)/511 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of between five and 30 years and whipping upon conviction.

According to the facts of case, he tried to rape the girl by tearing and removing her clothes at 12.30am on July 15,2018, at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) hostel.

Prior to his sentencing, the victim, during the hearing, testified on the impact of the incident on her on camera.

Arshad was represented by counsels Shalan Jufry, Luqman Szazwan Zabidi, and Mohammad Hafiz, while Deputy Public Prosecutors Rustam Sanip and Mas Izatty Lokman prosecuted.

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