Jobless man gets 12 years in jail, 3 strokes of cane for raping, impregnating underage girl

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By Dorcas TIng

KUCHING, March 16: A jobless man has been sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment and three strokes of the cane for raping a underage girl in 2018.

Sessions Court Judge Musli Abdul Hamid passed the sentence on Muhammad Stanly Liang, from Kapit, was found guilty of the charge framed after a full trial.

He was found guilty of raping a girl who was 16-years-old then, at a rest house in Simunjan, at about 8pm on Feb 2, 2018.

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

According to the brief facts of the case, the victim’s mother lodged a police report after the victim gave birth in 2019 and that led to the arrest of the accused.

A DNA report also confirmed that the accused is the father of the child.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Norshafatihah Nor Azmi prosecuted while the accused was represented by counsel CM Sundram. — DayakDaily