Five members of a family were charged with raping one of their own a total of 22 times.
The five people charged with raping a 12-year-old girl in Sarawak are the victim’s 72-year-old grandfather, 40-year-old father and three cousins.
They were charged with raping the girl at several locations in a village near Limbang between last November and June this year.
The victim’s grandfather and father faced six and four counts of rape respectively.
The three cousins, aged 16, 17 and 21, were charged with raping the girl on five, three and four occasions respectively.
All five were charged under Section 376B of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 30 years and whipping upon conviction.
The five accused were unrepresented and no plea was recorded. The magistrate fixed Sep 6 for mention.