By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, June 11: The Sessions Court here sentenced a lorry driver to a prison term of eight years and two strokes of the cane after he was charged with the rape of an underage girl whom he had known for just three days through social media.
Carlos Vanelee Tomy, 22, pleaded guilty to the charge framed under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code.
Sessions Court Judge Maris Agan accepted his guilty plea and sentenced him to a jail term of eight years, with effect from today and two strokes of the cane.
Carlos had raped the 13-year-old victim at his house located in Kampung Simpok, between 12.30am to 9am, on May 26, 2021.
According to the brief facts of the case, it was the victim’s father who lodged the police report after he found out that his daughter went out with the accused on a motorcycle on May 26 and only got home in the morning, at about 9am.
He then questioned his daughter on her whereabouts, after which she admitted that she was with the accused and they had sexual intercourse.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Danial Ilham Kamaruddin prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily