By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, July 14: The Sessions Court ordered a 30-year-old man to enter defence on four counts of charges for committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature against a 15-year-old boy.
The decision was made by Judge Maris Agan after the prosecution successfully established a prima facie case against the accused.
The prosecution had called 11 witnesses to testify.
The trial has been scheduled to take place on November 22-23, with the man’s court bail set at RM10,000 and two local sureties.
The charges against the accused were framed under Section 377A of the Penal Code, which pertains to committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature, in conjunction with Section 377B of the same Code.
These charges carry a maximum prison term of 20 years and the possibility of caning.
During the prosecution’s case, a total of 11 witnesses were called upon, including a doctor and police officers. The evidence presented by the prosecution convinced the court to proceed with the trial.
The accused and the 15-year-old boy allegedly met through a social media application in 2020. The first two charges allege that the accused committed the offenses against the boy at the end of July and the beginning of August 2020, in a rented room located in Matang Jaya.
The other two charges state that the accused committed the same offense against the victim during two other separate occasions in mid August 2020 and on August 21, 2020.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Ruvinasini Pandian represented the prosecution, while the accused was represented by Christopher Bada and Roy Gingkoi. — DayakDaily