Carpenter charged with raping underage nieces

The accused being escorted by court police.

KUCHING, Nov 14: A carpenter was charged in the Sessions Court here yesterday before Judge Jason Juga with raping his two underage nieces.

He faces a jail term of up to twenty years and whipping if found guilty.

The accused, Junaidi Shuib, 44, faces three charges in two cases under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code for raping his nieces.

In one of the cases, he faces two charges of raping a 13-year-old girl on July 2018 and August 12, 2018 at Kampung Batu Kitang.

In the other case, he was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl on February 2018 at Kampung Batu Kitang.

According to the facts of the cases, the victims’ mother lodged a police report after she overheard her two children talking about the accused performing indecent acts on them at their home located at Kampung Batu Kitang on Aug 12. According to their conversation, the incidents happened several times but the victims did not dare to tell their mother as the accused had allegedly threatened them.

The accused was arrested by police on Nov 5, at about 12.45am at his house at Kampung Batu Kitang. — DayakDaily