After the mother of an underage girl and a karaoke owner were charged with forcing the teen into prostitution, a man who paid to have sex with the victim was charged with raping her.
A 29-year-old man was charged in the magistrate’s court yesterday with three counts of raping a 14-year-old girl at a hotel in Lawas between 3am and 6am in April this year.
The charges made against him under Section 376(2)(d) of the Penal Code carries a maximum 30 years’ jail sentence and whipping upon conviction.
No plea was recorded from the accused.
Bail was fixed at RM7,000 with two sureties for each of the charges.
The court fixed Nov 3 as mention pending submissions of documents under Section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The accused was also ordered to report himself to the Lawas police station once a week, and to refrain from making any contact with the victim.
The accused, who was represented by counsel Sam Layar, posted bail.
He was the third person to be charged.
Last Friday, the victim’s mother, 30, was jointly charged with a 45-year-old karaoke operator with forcing the girl into prostitution in April.
They were charged under Section 372(1)(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum 15 years’ jail and whipping and a fine upon conviction.
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