Jobless man claims trial to alleged rape of underage girlfriend

Kuching Court Complex.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Nov 17: A jobless man claimed trial to raping his underage girlfriend on their first date at a budget hotel here in Kuching.

The 20-year-old accused from Kampung Samariang Batu, allegedly raped his girlfriend who was then 15 years 9 months old.

The alleged rape took place in September 2019.

The accused was charged under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of 20 years and whipping, upon conviction.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge framed.

Sessions Court Judge Jason Juga fixed December 11 for pre-trial case management hearing. The judge also allowed the accused to be released on court bail of RM10,000 with two local sureties.

DPP Nurfadzlin Mahmad Zulhasnan prosecuted while the accused is unrepresented by Counsel. — DayakDaily