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Shipping clerk acquitted of performing sex act on boy



KULIM --- A shipping clerk charged with performing a sexual act on a six-year-old boy four years ago has been freed by a magistrate’s court.

Magistrate R. Manomani held that the prose­cution failed to establish a prima facie case against Azri Othman, 46, and acquitted him without calling for his defence.

“The testimony of the victim’s father was based on hearsay,” she said during the hearing yesterday.

She also said that there were contradictions in the victim’s testimony in court over what happened during the alleged incident and his statement to the police.

Azri, a father of four, was alleged to have committed the offence at a house in Taman Nilam Baiduri here between 7am and 9am on Sept 9, 2012.

The charge under 377(E) of the Penal Code for inciting a child under the age of 14 into an act of gross indecency carries a maximum five-year jail sentence and whipping.

DPP Ellyna Othman prosecuted while Azri’s counsel Burhanudeen Abd Wahid was not present in court.

Lawyer Lim Kian Leong held a watching brief for the victim’s family.

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