Man charged with intimidation and possession of porn


The accused: Loh being led out of the court after pleading not guilty to the four charges against him. — Bernama

KUANTAN: A computer shop assistant has been slapped with several charges including criminal intimidation, cheating two women, and possession of pornographic images.

Loh Yin Teng, 29, pleaded not guilty to all the charges read before Magistrate Raja Norshuzianna Shakila Raja Mamat and Magistrate Tengku Eliana Tuan Kamaruzaman.

On the first charge, he was accused of cheating a woman in a mobile phone transaction, leading the victim to transfer RM2,280 via 12 transactions into eight different accounts.

The man is alleged to have committed the act at a shoplot in Jalan Haji Ahmad here between 8.19am and 10.02pm from April 8 to 13, under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by imprisonment of up to 10 years, whipping and a possible fine, upon conviction.

In the second charge, the accused allegedly intimidated the same victim by bringing in “loan sharks” to scare her in order to get money from her in Lorong Damai 6, Taman Sungai Karang at 2.41pm on Feb 14 last year, Bernama reported.

The charge was framed under Section 506 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment of up to seven years or a fine or both, upon conviction.

For the third charge, Loh was accused of having in his possession a pornographic image of the same victim in his mobile phone under Section 292(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment of up to three years or a fine or both, upon conviction.

He allegedly committed this offence at the Kuantan district police headquarters’ Commercial Crime Investigation Division at 12.15am on April 15 last year.

In the fourth charge, he was accused of cheating another woman into surrendering RM1,435 in Jalan Haji Ahmad, Kuantan between 1.17am and 7.41pm on Jan 7, 2023.

Deputy public prosecutors Aini Adilah Muhammad Faizal and Izuain Farhana Ahmad appeared for the prosecution, while the accused was represented by lawyers Syafiqa Syeba, Mohamed Azhari Matiasin, and Mohd Azlan Mohd Arish @ Arshad from the National Legal Aid Foundation.

The court allowed bail at RM15,000 for all the charges and set May 13 for the next case mention.

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