A 37-year-old man, who has been under police remand since his arrest on Jul 26, will be charged in the Special Court on Child Sexual Crimes in Putrajaya today for allegedly sodomising and raping his own daughter 600 times.
- Victim’s two-year ordeal:
- 599 counts of sodomising daughter
- 1 count of rape
- 30 counts of physical sexual assault without sexual intercourse
- If guilty, minimum 3,003 years in jail, at least 10 strokes of rotan
- Victim under custody of father after parents’ separation
- Suspect planned to take two other daughters, aged 9 and 11, from wife’s custody to live with him
The suspect allegedly committed the atrocious acts over the past two years and if found guilty, he can face at least 3,000 years imprisonment as well as whipping. This punishment is only for 599 counts of sodomising his daughter one count of rape and does not include other charges of sexual assault and abuse.
Selangor Criminal Investigation Department Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said the suspect will face a total of 632 counts under the Penal Code, Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 (SOACA 2017), and Children’s Act 2016.
“The suspect will be charged with 599 counts of committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature without consent, and one count under Section 376A of the Penal Code for rape.
“He will also face 30 counts under Section 14 of the SOACA 2017 (physical sexual assault without sexual intercourse), as well as a count each under Section 31(1)(a) and Section 31(1)(b) of the Children’s Act,” he said.
Under Section 377C of the Penal Code, the suspect is looking at a minimum of five years jail for each count of sodomising his daughter without consent. He is also liable to whipping.
For raping his daughter, the suspect can be punished with a minimum of eight years jail term and no less than 10 strokes of the rotan.
It was reported that the suspect began sexually abusing his daughter since his divorce two years ago, routinely threes time a day. The alleged sexual abuse started when the victim, now aged 15, followed her father to perform the ‘Umrah’ in Mecca.
The daughter came under the custody of her father, while her two younger sisters were under the care of their mother following the separation.
Sources who spoke to the NST after the suspect’s arrest said the girl decided to reveal her ordeal to her mother when she learnt about her father’s intention to take her sisters, aged 9 and 11, to live with him.