Teen to be charged with rape today
ALOR STAR: An 18-year-old from Sungai Layar, who was detained for allegedly raping his two sisters, will be charged at the Sungai Petani magistrate’s court today.
Kuala Muda deputy police chief Superintendent Saifi Abd Hamid said the teen would be charged under Section 376B of the Penal Code for rape, which carries a maximum 30 years’ jail and whipping if convicted.
It is learnt that police received an order from the state deputy public prosecutor’s office to proceed with the charge after resubmitting the investigation paper yesterday morning.
It was reported that the teen, the third of 12 siblings, was detained 13 days ago following a report lodged by his mother that he had allegedly raped his 8-yearold sister.
He was arrested when he turned up at the Kuala Muda police headquarters a day after his mother lodged the report.