Man gets eight years’ jail, three rotan strokes for inducing 13yo sister to watch pornography

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 25: A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in prison and three strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here after pleading guilty for inducing his 13-year-old sister to watch pornography on a smart phone.

Judge Iris Awen Jon handed down the sentence after the accused admitted to the charge.

He was charged under Section 15(e) of the Sexual Offenses Against Children Act (SOACA) 2017 and punishable under Section 15 of the same Act, read together with Section 16(1) of SOACA 2017.

If found guilty, the accused could face imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine not exceeding RM20,000, or both.

The offense took place at the siblings’ residence in a village in Padawan, Jalan Penrissen, around 8.30pm on September 20, 2023.

The investigation revealed that the accused had shown pornographic material to the victim and asked the victim to replicate the act on his private part.

Prosecution was handled by Deputy Public Prosecutor Ruvinasini Pandian while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily