Sexagenarian gets 12 years’ jail for raping foster daughter

The accused being escorted by a policeman.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, May 29: A 65-year-old man who had sexual intercourse with his 17-year-old foster daughter in a jungle along Jalan Matang on May 17, 2019, was today put behind bars for 12 years.

However, he was spared the rotan due to his age.

Sessions Court Judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff meted out the sentence after the accused from Kampung Temenggong, Jalan Matang, pleaded guilty to raping the girl, who is also his niece.

His jail sentence is to start from the date of his arrest, which is May 22.

The accused was charged under Sub-section 376B(1) of the Penal Code, which carries imprisonment of between 10 and 30 years, and shall also be liable to whipping.

According to the brief facts of the case, the victim said the accused brought her to a jungle near Jalan Matang on May 17 and raped her. The accused later threatened to beat the victim’s mother if she revealed what had happened between them.

An examination by a medical specialist confirmed there was a tear in the victim’s hymen.

The case came to light when the victim, who was often absent from school, was called in by the school’s students affairs teacher for questioning on May 21. The victim told the teacher that she relied on the accused to send her to school, but he would often stop the motorcycle by the roadside and touch her body. That was why she played truant as she was afraid. Upon hearing this, the teacher lodged a police report. — DayakDaily