By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, May 17: A father of five children was sentenced to a fine of RM20,000 or 12 months’ imprisonment by the Sessions Court here today for abusing his one-year-old son.
Hilbabo Bill Cosby, 33, a mechanic, pleaded guilty to the charge read by the interpreter before Judge Musli Abdul Hamid.
He was charged with physically abusing his one-year-old son, causing physical injuries to the child as he was disturbed by the child’s crying which interrupted his sleep at a house in Kampung Barieng, Bau, at around 8am on May 4.
He was charged under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001, which carries a fine not exceeding RM50,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 20 years, or both.
Musli also ordered the accused to be of good behavior for two years with a bail of RM2,000 and one local surety. In addition, Hilbabo was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service within six months under Section 31 Subsection 2 of the Child Act 2001.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Norshafatihah Nor Azmi prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily