Plus at least another 230 charges on Monday, the man is facing 564 counts of rape.
- Preyed on 3 nieces who were sisters
- Raped 5-year-old, now aged 13, a total of 334 times since 2010
- Raped elder sister, now 17, 229 times
- Attempted rape on youngest sibling, now aged 10
A man claimed trial to a total of 334 counts of raping his young niece at a Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur.
The offences allegedly took place on 331 occasions at a flat in Ampang between January 2010 and March 2014, and in three instances supposedly as recently as last month.
The girl was five years old when the alleged rapes started and is now 13.
Following a report lodged by a family member, the unemployed man was arrested on Jan 22.
He will be brought to court on Monday to face 229 charges of raping the girl’s elder sister, now aged 17, as well as a charge of attempting to rape the youngest sibling, now aged 10, among the three sisters.
Wearing a blue, long-sleeved T-shirt and jeans, the 46-year-old was led into the court at 10.50am yesterday.
All the charges under Section 376B of the Penal Code for incest were read out before Sessions Judge Mohamad Kamil Nizam. Each charge carries a maximum jail term of 30 years and whipping upon conviction.
Throughout the proceedings, the accused remained calm, only indicating that he understood the charges and that he pleaded not guilty.
In the morning, 40 charges were read out before the judge allowed a 10-minute break at 11.10am.
Then 160 charges were read out, with a second 10-minute recess in between.
The judge then adjourned the proceedings to 3.05pm and the remaining 134 charges were read out.
Two interpreters took turns to read out the charges in batches of 20 till 3.45pm.
At some point, the accused and interpreters started coughing and had to pause for sips of water during the proceedings.
Deputy public prosecutor Nadiah Malek Fauzie appeared in the morning while deputy public prosecutor Raihanah Abdul Razak appeared in the later part of the day.
Counsel Muhammad Amin Abdullah represented the accused.
DPP Raihanah urged the court not to grant bail, saying it would adversely affect the victim who was related to the man and that the case was of public interest.
The defence counsel argued that his client had injuries requiring regular medical attention, adding that he depended on his Socso income.
The judge denied bail, saying that he was concerned with the negative effect on the victims if bail was allowed.
The court fixed March 13 for mention of the case.