PUTRAJAYA, Sept 9 2017 : It is 48 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane for a man who admitted in the Court For Sexual Crimes Against Children today to 623 counts of sexual crime against his 15-year-old eldest daughter.
The man, aged 36 pleaded guilty to 591 charges of sodomising, 30 charges of touching inappropriately, one charge of raping and one charge of sexually assaulting his daughter.man
Judge Yong Zarida Sazali ordered the unit trust agent to serve his punishment from his arrest on July 26.
The case drew public attention as the man is the first to face multifarious charges; Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali also confirmed earlier that the man was the first in the country to be accused of hundreds of sexual charges.
The father of three daughters who is divorced from his wife and has full custody of his eldest child, committed the offences in the master bedroom of his house in Petaling Jaya between January and July this year.
He was charged under Section 377C of the Penal Code, Section 14/16 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, Section 31(1)(a) and Section 31(1)(b) of the Child Act 2016, and Section 376A of the Penal Code.
According to the facts of the case, the victim told her mother about the incidents after she found out that her father was bringing her two younger sisters to stay with them. The man’s ex-wife lodged a police report on July 25.
Meanwhile, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim was among members of the public who came to the court for the case.
Deputy public prosecutor Nordalina Ali and Aimi Syazwani Sarmin appeared for the prosecution while the man was unrepresented. – Bernama