The father who pleaded guilty to 623 counts of sodomising, raping and sexually abusing his teenage daughter over the course of two years was sentenced to 48 years’ imprisonment and ordered to be given 24 strokes of the rotan.
- Sodomised daughter for the first time when in Mecca to perform Umrah
- Thereafter, sodomised the girl three times daily between January and July, except for three days
- 20 years for sodomising victim
- 28 years for the balance charges
- Sentences to run consecutively
The man was charged with 591 counts of sodomising the victim, 30 counts of physical sexual assault, one charge of committing incest and one of abusing the child.
He was charged with sodomising the girl three times daily between January and July this year, except two days before Ramadan and the first day of the fasting month in May.
The incidents occurred at their apartment in Petaling Jaya.
Based on the facts of the case, the accused had sodomised his eldest daughter for the first time in a hotel room in Mecca on Apr 3, 2015, when they were there to perform Umrah.
Special Court for Sexual Crimes judge Yong Zarida Sazali jailed the 36-year-old divorcee a total of 28 years for committing incest, physical sexual assault without intercourse and abusing, neglecting and sexually abusing the child.
She also meted out a sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment for sodomising the victim.
The judge ordered the sentences to run consecutively from Jul 26, the day the accused was arrested.
The unit trust agent, who covered his head, was brought to the courtroom at about 8.40am. His younger brother and family members were present in court.
The accused, who was unrepresented, appeared calm when the sentences were read out.
According to the New Straits Times, the victim, who is now 15 years old, was present during the trial to deliver her statement in closed-door proceedings.
Women, Family and Community Development minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim and her officers were also present in court.