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By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, Dec 7: The Sessions Court here sentenced a 25-year-old labourer to nine years in jail and two strokes of the cane for raping and physically sexually assaulting his underaged girlfriend.
Sessions Court Judge Jason Juga today found him guilty of two charges after a full trial. For the first charge, Judge Jason sentenced him to nine years imprisonment and one stroke of the cane and sentenced him to five years imprisonment and one stroke of the cane for the second charge.
Judge Jason ordered both imprisonment terms to run concurrently. Therefore, the accused will be jailed for nine years and two strokes of the cane.
For the first charge, the accused was found guilty of raping his girlfriend, who was 15-years-old when the incident happened, at a house in Kampung Baru, Kota Saramahan, between August 2018 and October 2018.
He was charged under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of 20 years and whipping.
For the second charge, he was found guilty of physically sexually assaulting the same victim at a house in Kampung Baru, Kota Saramahan, between August 2018 and October 2018.
He was charged under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 and punishable under Section 14 of the same Act, which carries a jail term not exceeding 20 years and whipping.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurfadzilin Mahmad Zulhasnan prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily