Math teacher acquitted of all charges of sexually assaulting students

The accused is seen talking to his counsel Steven Beti outside the courtoom.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, May 17: The Sessions Court here discharged and acquitted a mathematics teacher of three charges of sexually assaulting his students.

Ibrahim Jamil, 39, was charged with three counts under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, and punishable under Section 14 of the same Act, which carries an imprisonment term of not more than 20 years and whipping.

Sessions Court Judge Maris Agan today found that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against the accused and therefore discharged and acquitted the accused without calling for his defense.

Ibrahim was accused of sexually assaulting two boys and a girl who were 12-years-old during the incidents.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Md Syafique Md Hilmiem, while the accused was represented by Counsels Steven Beti and Gerald Donald. — DayakDaily