KLANG: Celebrity preacher Azman Syah Alias or better known as PU Azman was charged at two separate courts here with four counts of sexually assaulting three teenage boys.
At the Sessions Court, Azman Syah, 41, was charged yesterday with two counts of committing physical sexual assault on a 17-year-old boy at a homestay in Kampung Sungai Udang, Klang, at 12.15am and 1am on Feb 20 and June 29, respectively.
The charges were framed under Section 14 (a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, which provides imprisonment not exceeding 20 years and whipping, upon conviction.
Azman Syah was also accused of encouraging another 17-year-old boy to “communicate sexually” through WhatsApp, between 4pm and 7.30pm at a house in Kampung Meru, here on Aug 16.
The charge, under Section 11(1)(b) of the Offences Against Children Act 2017 carries a sentence of up to three years, if found guilty.
Bernama reported that Judge Syafeera Mohd Said allowed the accused bail of RM20,000 for all three charges.
At the Magistrate’s Court, Azman Syah was charged yesterday with committing extreme obscenity against a 19-year-old boy at a house in Jalan Sungai Bertek, here, at 9.15pm on 10 June.
He was charged under Section 377D of the Penal Code which carries imprisonment of up to two years, if convicted.
Magistrate Amirul Asyraf Abd Rasid set bail at RM4,000.
Deputy public prosecutor Nurul Qistini Qamarul Abrar appeared for the prosecution, while Azman Syah was represented by lawyers Mohamad Zahid Ahmad and Fahmi Adilah.
The accused is also ordered to not disturb the victims, their family as well as prosecution witnesses, and must report to the nearest police station at the beginning of every month. The courts set Jan 12 next year for case mention.
On Oct 12, Azman Syah claimed trial at the Sessions Court in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, to five counts of committing sexual assault on two teenage boys.