JAIL, ROTAN FOR RAPING DAUGHTER, 14
Coconut plucker raped her in kitchen last month
ACOCONUT plucker, who pleaded guilty to raping his 14-year-old daughter last month, was sentenced to 15 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the rotan by the Session Court here yesterday.
Judge Nazri Ismail handed the sentence down to the 41-yearold after he admitted to the offence when it was read out to him in court.
The father of three, who was clad in purple lock-up attire, remained calm when the sentence was passed, but was heard mumbling to himself. None of his family members was in court.
He was charged with raping his daughter at 3pm at the kitchen of his house in Kampung Tasek in Badang here on July 15.
The charge was made under Section 376 (3) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment and a minimum of 10 strokes of the rotan if found guilty.
Earlier, defence counsel Hayat Muhamad appealed for a light sentence as the accused suffers from failing eyesight. He had saved the court time by pleading guilty.
Deputy public prosecutor Norazlinawati Mohd Arsha, however, asked for a deterrent sentence as the victim was traumatised by the incident.
Nazri ordered that the sentence to start from the date of arrest on July 15.
The coconut plucker being led out of the Sessions Court in Kota Baru yesterday.