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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 8 June 2006
Rapist gets 24 years and rotan
MUAR: For raping and stabbing a woman last year, a 21-year-old was slapped with a total of 24 years in jail and 20 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court yesterday.
S. Annandan from Tangkak pleaded guilty to raping and stabbing the woman on Nov 2, 2005.
For the rape charge, Judge Norazlan Ahmad sentenced Annandan to 16 years' jail and 12 strokes of the rotan.
For the second charge, he was sentenced to eight years' jail and eight strokes of the rotan.
Anandan raped the woman, aged 20, in an oil palm plantation in Kampung Belading, in Bekoh near Tangkak, between 1am and 11am.
He then used a Rambo knife to stab her, causing serious injuries.
After he pleaded guilty to the two charges, Annandan, who was not represented, pleaded for lenient sentences, saying that he had to look after his parents.
However, prosecuting officer Chief Insp R. Balakrishnan asked the court for deterrent sentences as he had a criminal record, including for theft and housebreaking.
Judge Norazlan ordered the jail terms to run consecutively, the first to begin from the date of arrest.
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Daily Express, Kota Kinabalu, 14 June 2006
Rotan, jail for baby via niece, 16
Tawau: A 41-year-old local who fathered a girl through his 16-year-old niece received a maximum jail term of 20 years and was ordered to be given five lashes of the cane by the Sessions Court, Tuesday.
Judge Dean Wayne Daly handed down the sentence after the culprit pleaded guilty to raping the girl in a house at a village in Merotai at noon in May 2004.
The charge under Section 376B of the Penal Code provides for an imprisonment between six years and 20 years and whipping (up to 25 strokes if the offender is below 50), on conviction.
Earlier, DPP Mohd Hafeez Abd Ghani told the court that the man raped the girl, who was sleeping in the living room with her six siblings.
After raping her, the man went back into his bedroom while the victim went to the toilet as she suffered pain in her private part that was bleeding.
The victim did not tell anyone about the incident for fear of being scolded by her mother. She related her ordeal after being forced by her mother who noticed changes in her physical appearance.
Mohd Hafeez told the court that the Tawau hospital confirmed that victim was pregnant for 36 weeks on Feb. 14, 2005 and gave birth to a baby girl at Sandakan hospital on March 1, the same year.
The DNA tests confirmed that the man was the biological father of the child whom the victim gave birth to as a result of the rape.
The man was arrested on April 3, 2005 following a report lodged by the victim.
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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 22 June 2006
Paying high price for having sex
KUALA LUMPUR: A young security guard paid a high price for his ignorance when he had sex with his under-aged girlfriend six years ago.
A Sessions Court here sentenced Arif Ahmad, 25, to six years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to committing statutory rape.
His then 15-year-old girlfriend was seated outside the courtroom with their five-year-old son yesterday.
His case was supposed to begin trial yesterday, but he decided to plead guilty. His girlfriend, now 21, was scheduled to testify against him.
The court was told that Arif took her to a football field in Pantai Dalam where they had sex sometime in July or August 2000. The couple had sex again in September.
In June 2001, she gave birth to a boy. A DNA test confirmed that Arif was the father.
In mitigation, counsel Joshua Kevin said the couple loved each other, the sex was consensual, and Arif did not realise that sex with a 15-year-old was against the law.
Kevin added that Arif had also wanted to marry the girl but could not do so because of objections from her family and financial constraints.
In sentencing, judge Nursinah Adzmi said she took into consideration the couple's relationship, and the fact that it was not the girl but her mother who lodged the police report.
“It was still a crime because she was under-aged, even if it had been consensual,” she said.
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