Man jailed for in­cest

New Straits Times - - News -

A nasi lemak seller, 47, broke down in tears when he was sen­tenced to 25 years’ jail by the Ses­sions Court for com­mit­ting in­cest with his step­daugh­ter.

Judge G. Ramesh also sen­tenced the man to six strokes of the rotan af­ter he pleaded guilty to rap­ing his step daugh­ter ,20, and forc­ing her to per­form oral sex on him be­tween Oc­to­ber last year and last month at an apart­ment in Ban­dar Baru Ni­lai here.

“I re­gret what I did. I prom­ise not to do it again.

“I hope the court will con­sider a le­nient sen­tence for me,” the man pleaded.

Clad in an orange prison at­tire, the ac­cused oc­ca­sion­ally glanced at his wife, who was seated in the pub­lic gallery.

On the first charge of rape, Ramesh sen­tenced the man to 16 years’ jail and four strokes of the rotan.

On the sec­ond charge of forc­ing his step­daugh­ter to per­form oral sex on him, he was sen­tenced to nine years’ jail and two strokes of the rotan.

Ramesh or­dered the sen­tences to run con­sec­u­tively.

Deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Nor­s­hazwani Ishak pros­e­cuted, while the ac­cused was not rep­re­sented.

PIC BY HASRIYASYAH SABUDIN

The ac­cused at the Ses­sions Court in Seremban yes­ter­day.

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