2 charged with 55 counts over pros­ti­tu­tion, rape

New Straits Times - - News / Courts -

KUALA LUMPUR: Tears flowed freely at the Ses­sions Court here af­ter two friends were slapped with 55 charges in­volv­ing pros­ti­tu­tion re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties and rape around the Klang Val­ley since last year.

The duo were charged with liv­ing off the im­moral earn­ings and act­ing as in­ter­me­di­aries for the pros­ti­tu­tion of 14 women, in­clud­ing two un­der­age girls and two In­done­sian na­tion­als.

The of­fences were un­der Sec­tions 372A and 372(1)(f) of the Pe­nal Code, which car­ries a max­i­mum 15 years’ jail term, whip­ping and fine, upon con­vic­tion.

Khairul was also charged with statu­tory rape in­volv­ing one of the women, al­legedly com­mit­ted at Bandar Sri Per­maisuri on July 29 last year.

The court did not of­fer bail for ei­ther of them and fixed April 6 for men­tion.

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