KOTA BARU (Bernama): A bomoh pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to sexually assaulting a woman who had sought treatment.
Wan Ismail Wan Md Zain, 53, made the plea before Judge Ahmad Bazli Bahruddin on Sunday (Jan 24).
He was charged under Section 377CA of the Penal Code with having sexual connection by using an object on the 28-year-old female patient in a house at Kampung Permatang Pusu here at 8.50pm last Jan 12.
The man faced an imprisonment of up to 30 years and whipping, if found guilty.
The court allowed him bail of RM15,000 with one surety and ordered the man to report himself at the nearest police station every month, and to not intimidate the victim and witnesses.
The court set Feb 24 for mention.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Faizuan Sulaiman prosecuted, while Wan Ismail was represented by Roshayati Hassan, from the iNational Legal Aid Foundation (YBGK). - Bernama
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