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Teacher to be jailed 80 years, caned 20 times for rape, sodomy

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SANDAKAN — Aug. 26, 2019: A primary school disciplinary teacher in Beluran has been sentenced to 80 years jail and 20 strokes of the cane for 14 charges of rape, molestation and sodomy on eight of his female pupils.

Sessions Court judge Ummu Kalthom Abd Samad meted out the sentences on Freddie @ Ampat Unsin, 56, here today.

For two charges of raping his pupils aged nine in November 2015 and a 10-year-old in 2016, Freddie @ Ampat Unsin, 56, was sentenced to 15 and 18 years jail respectively and ordered to be given seven strokes of the cane.

Sessions judge Ummu Kalthom Abd. Samad ordered the sentences to run concurrently from the date Freddie was first charged in December 2017.

She also ordered a total of 43 years jail and 12 strokes of the cane for 11 charges of molestation to run consecutively after Freddie has served his time for the two rape charges.

Of the 11 molestation charges, three charges involving 10 years jail and three strokes of the cane were to run concurrently. Another three charges of molestation involving the same total number of jail term and whipping were ordered to run concurrently.

Freddie was found guilty of the 11 molestation charges committed at the school between January and July 2016.

He was also found guilty of sodomising a 10-year-old.

Ummu Kalthom described the offences as serious because he was serve a disciplinary teacher who took advantage of the victims.

Circumstances of the offences showed resistance from the victims but the accused’s position as a teacher rendered the pupils helpless, she said. — Bernama

 

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