Former headmaster charged with 13 counts of sexual assault, rape of student in T'ganu


KUALA TERENGGANU: A former school principal has been charged in the Sessions Court here on Tuesday (Jan 17) with 13 counts of sexually communicating, assaulting and raping a student.

Rosli Abd Rahman, 58, pleaded not guilty to all charges before Judge Nooriah Osman.

Based on the charges, the offences were committed on the same victim, then aged 16, in Kuala Terengganu and Marang between November 2020 and November 2021.

Of the 13 charges, five were framed under Section 376 (2)(f) of the Penal Code for rape and eight charges under Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 for physical sexual assault by touching the victim's body, sexually communicating with the victim, making the victim touched her own body and doing other acts that involved physical contact with the child without sexual intercourse.

If found guilty, he faces imprisonment between three and 30 years, as well as whipping.

The court allowed him bail of RM30,000 for all charges and set Feb 20 for mention.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Intan Nor Hilwani Mat Rifin prosecuted, while the accused was represented by lawyer Mohd Hayyatuddin Muhamad. – Bernama

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