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Soldier gets 20 years’ jail, 10 strokes for raping stepdaughter



KOTA KINABALU --- A 35-year-old soldier who will be spending his next 20 years in prison for raping his 19-year-old stepdaughter here, recently.

Described as “an enemy within his own family” by the judge, the soldier who was attached to the Lok Kawi army camp in Putatan will also be whipped 10 times.

He even asked Sessions Court Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad to give him “discount” in the punishment, which was brushed aside.

The man raped the girl in a house at Lok Kawi Camp, at about 12.30pm on March 15 and four days later he was arrested.

He was convicted under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code that carries a jail term between eight years and 30 years, and not less than 10 strokes of the cane.

“The accused cannot use his children as an excuse in order to get a lighter sentence. He should think about his wife and children before committing such crime.

“Furthermore, as a servant who served in the military, the accused should protect all citizens from the enemy. However, the accused himself had failed to do so and became foe to his own family and also to the state for violating the laws,” said Ainul.

The court heard that the victim accompanied by her mother to lodge a police report on March 18 stating that she was raped by her stepfather on the stated date.

She also admitted that the accused had raped her several times before and the accused would beat her if she refused to fulfill his sexual desires.

When the man was asked about his understanding of the charges and punishment provisions, he nodded and indicated that he understood the charges and pleaded guilty.

During mitigation, he pleaded for leniency on the grounds as he needs to take care four of his children. He said two of them are still in primary school, while another suffers from Down’s syndrome.

Deputy public prosecutor, Husna Abdul Halim, however, urged for a long custodial sentence.

She also stressed that the accused himself admitted that it was not the first time he raped the victim.

“Although, he has no blood connection with the victim, he should protect the family member. The public interest demands for a deterrent sentence based on the rampancy and the increasing number of such offences,” said Husna who stressed that the court must take into consideration the trauma suffered by the victim. 

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