KUALA LUMPUR: A lorry driver has been charged in the Sessions Court here with raping, having unnatural sex and molesting his 23-year-old daughter.
The 55-year-old man pleaded not guilty to all charges read out to him before Judge Emelia Kaswati Mohamed Khalid here on Friday (Sept 30).
On the rape charge, framed under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code, he was charged with committing the offence on the victim at the back seat of a lorry in Jalan Sungai Besi here between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Sept 18.
He faces imprisonment of up to 30 years and not less than 10 strokes of the cane, if found guilty.
For the second charge, he was said to have committed carnal intercourse with the victim, an offence under Section 377C of the Penal Code, which provides imprisonment for up to 20 years and whipping, if found guilty.
He was also charged under Section 354 of the Penal Code with using criminal force on the victim with intent to outrage her modesty and faced imprisonment which may extend to 10 years, or with a fine, or with whipping, or with any two of the punishments, if found guilty.
All the offences were allegedly committed at the same place, time and date.
Judge Emelia did not allow the accused bail after Deputy Public Prosecutor Noorhani Muhmmed Ayub informed the court that the victim was staying with the accused's second wife – who is not the victim's mother – and there was no guarantee he would not approach the victim as they were staying in Kuala Lumpur.
Lawyer Mona Anak Leonard Lubon represented the accused.
The court set Oct 21 for mention. – Bernama