Civil servant claims trial to sexual assault of disabled teen


KOTA BHARU: A civil servant claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to a charge of sexually assaulting a teenage girl with disabilities (PwD) at a secondary school here two years ago.

The accused, 41, a student management assistant at the school, is accused of committing physical sexual assault on the 14-year-old girl in the school toilet at 9am on Nov 24, 2022.

He is charged under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, which provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years' imprisonment and whipping upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Faiz Fitri Mohamad requested the court to impose the maximum bail on the accused, considering the act was committed against a minor who is also a PwD.

However, lawyer Ahmad Nizam Mohamed, representing the accused, requested a lower bail of RM5,000, arguing that the accused had cooperated well with the police and the court.

Judge Nik Habri Muhamad granted the accused bail of RM12,000 in one surety and ordered him not to harass the victim.

June 27 was set for mention.- Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

sexual assault , civil servant , PwD , school

   

Next In Nation

Melaka hoteliers oppose to heritage tax hike, says MAH
Sarawak on right path in using AI, implementing green technology, says state govt
Youth have been encouraged to donate blood by regular donor in Ipoh
PTPTN launches loan restructuring campaign with minimum payment of RM300
Tanjung Aru Beach and park have remained accessible to the public, reassures Pandikar
Malaysia-China ties have always been mutually beneficial, says Anwar
Raya cheer for Pulau Betong fishermen
Join hands to champion rakyat’s welfare, Zahid tells leaders
Govt never defended parties collaborating with Israel, says minister's aide
Stronger police resources needed to combat cybercrimes, Says Lam Thye

Others Also Read