Julau police chief comes down hard on sexual crime offenders in light of recent rape case of 14yo girl

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JULAU, July 15: Police here will show no compromise when it comes to criminal violence, especially sexual crimes involving children.

Julau district police chief DSP Andam Sulin in a statement today said that he also hoped the community will join forces with the police in combating rape and sexual violence effectively.

He said this following the arrest and sentencing of two men for raping a 14-year-old girl.



“On June 6, we received a report from a woman who claimed that her daughter who is a person with disability, had been molested by a foreigner a day earlier. Our investigation found that the victim had also been raped by the man and her own father,” he said.

The two men were subsequently apprehended on the same day by the police from the Criminal Investigation Division.

Both men were on July 14 produced at the Sarikei Sessions Court before Judge Stella Augustine Druce.

The first accused, Saparuddin, 40 who is a labourer, was sentenced to 15 years in jail and six strokes of the cane for the first charge under Section 376 (2) of the Penal Code for raping the victim.

As for the second charge under Section 14 (a) of the Sexual Offenses Act Against Children 2017, for committing sexual acts against children, the accused was sentenced to another 13 years’ imprisonment plus five strokes of the cane.

Saparuddin was also charged under Section 15 (1) (c) of the Immigration Act 1953/69 at the Magistrate’s Court on June 26 for overstaying in the country.

He was sentenced to eight months jail by the court.

The second accused who is the father of the victim, Merawin Unau, 50, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane.

He pleaded guilty under Section 376 (3) of the Penal Code for raping the victim. — DayakDaily