Youth denies raping two secondary students in school premises

SEREMBAN: An 18-year-old youth pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to five charges of raping two secondary students.

The youth, who is a student of a public higher education institution, was a juvenile when the alleged crimes were committed. He turned 18 in September.

He claimed trial after the charges were read out to him before judge Datin Surita Budin.

The accused had allegedly committed the offences between March and June at various locations within the secondary school compound.

He allegedly raped the first girl at around 9.15am on the fourth floor of a school block in March when she was 15 years and eight months old.

The suspect allegedly raped her again at around 10.30am on May 20 in the school hall.

The second victim was first raped in a toilet store at around 10.30am in the middle of May.

She was then 15 years and nine months old.

The girl was again raped in the school hall at around 10am at the end of May and along the stairway on the third floor of a school block at about 11am in early June.

The youth was charged under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and whipping.

Deputy public prosecutor HT Goh told the court that she had yet to obtain the medical reports of the alleged rapes.

The judge then set bail at RM12,000 for all the charges and ordered the accused to report to the nearest police station once a month.

The court fixed Jan 4 for re-mention and to allow the youth to engage a lawyer.

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