PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A Sri Lankan man pleaded not guilty at the Special Court for Sexual Crimes Against Children here to 80 charges of raping his girlfriend’s underage daughter. The 37-year-old man, who is also the child’s guardian, was charged with raping the girl, who was then 13, at a house in Puchong from Jan 9,2018 to Nov 5,2019. Section 376(1) of the Penal Code provides for imprisonment of up to 20 years and whipping upon conviction. Judge Yong Zarida Sazali set Feb 15 for mention of the case and did not grant the accused bail on all charges. Meanwhile, lawyer Muhammad Syazwan Mohd Hasan, who represented the accused, said his client’s passport was in the process of verification.
Source: The Star January 21, 2020 15:22 UTC