Corpun file 20678
New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 23 October 2008
Travel agent gets 17 years' jail for rape, robbery
By Lydia Gomez
Mohd Fadwan Abd Muaain was also charged with raping and
robbing a 16-year-old schoolgirl last year.
KUALA LUMPUR: He waited seven months for the
Ampang Sessions Court to sentence him, after he pleaded guilty to
raping, robbing and confining a woman in December last year.
Mohd Fadwan Abd Muaain's wait ended yesterday when judge
Noradidah Ahmad sentenced him to 13 years' jail and three strokes
of rotan for rape, four years' imprisonment for robbery and
another six months' jail term for wrongfully confining a guest
Fadwan, who was unrepresented, remained silent as Noradidah meted
out the sentences, which she ordered to run concurrently from the
date of his arrest on Dec 19, last year.
"Although you pleaded guilty and have no past criminal
record, what you did was very serious and violent.
"You kicked open the door of the victim's apartment and
raped her before robbing her," the judge said, adding that
she had to take public interest into consideration.
"At the time of the incident you were 23 years old. You
were already mature enough to know what is right from wrong and
can take responsibility for your actions."
The 24-year-old travel agent had been charged on Jan 18 with
raping and robbing the 35-year-old woman at an apartment in
Lembah Maju, Pandan Indah, Ampang, at 11.15am on Dec 15 last
Police located Fadwan two days after the incident and arrested
him in his house in Damansara Damai, Sungai Buloh.
He was also slapped with two other charges of raping and robbing
a 16-year-old schoolgirl on Oct 2 last year.
That offence was committed in the victim's apartment in Pandan
He pleaded guilty to the charges on March 19 and is expected to
be sentenced soon.
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