28 years jail, 18 strokes for rapist of teenager


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MO,9/2/2018, TEMERLOH: A part-time worker in a resort in Raub has been sentenced 36 years’ jail and 18 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court today after pleading guilty to raping and sodomising a teenage girl, last December. The accused, Ahmad Faizal Razab, 35 from Felda Tersang in Raub pleaded guilty before judge Datin M Kunasundary after three charges, including on sodomy, were read out to him.

On the first count, Faizal was charged with raping a 14-year-old teenage girl at Lata Lembik Eco Park, Raub from 12.30am to 1am on Dec 8. On the second count, he was charged with committing the same offence against the victim without her consent at 11.30pm on Dec 9 to 8am on Dec 10. On the third count, he allegedly sodomised the victim without her consent between 1am to 8am on Dec 9. The offence under Section 377C of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment of up to 20 years and whipping if found guilty.

Faizal was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment and seven strokes of the rotan for the first two charges and eight years’ jail and four strokes for the third charge. The judge ordered the jail sentence for the first and third charges to start from the day Faizal was arrested on Jan 27. Deputy Public Prosecutor Salwa Asmary Abdul Rahim conducted the prosecution. The accused, who was unrepresented, in mitigation, appealed for leniency as he has a wife and four children.

“I also have a brother who is studying in public university. If I commit the same crime again, I am willing to face the punishment,” he said.

–NSTP



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