MUM CRIES AS TEEN SON CHARGED WITH RAPING THREE SISTERS
Accused faces four counts of raping and molesting victims, aged 8, 10 and 14
TWO weeks ago, a 39year-old mother of 12 from Sungai Layar was forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life.
She was torn between her love for her three daughters and her son, when the sisters claimed that they had been raped and molested by their own brother.
Her maternal instincts convinced her that she should put a stop to the heinous act.
To protect her daughters, she lodged a police report, which led to her son’s arrest.
This morning, her tears flowed freely as she watched her 18-yearold son stand in the dock of a Sessions Court here to face four counts of raping and molesting his sisters, aged 8, 10 and 14.
Accompanied by her young children and relatives, the mother was seen wiping away tears as she listened to the four charges being read that may send her son behind bars if found guilty.
For the first charge, the teen is accused of having raped his 8year-old sister at house number F 12, Kampung Baru, Pulau Tiga in Sungai Layar here, about 8pm on July 19.
For the second charge, he was accused of raping his 14-year-old sister at a house in Lorong Kuda Kepang, Taman Ria Jaya, here about 9pm on April 21.
He was charged under Section 376B of the Penal Code for both offences, which carry a jail term of no less than 10 years and up to 30 years and whipping, upon conviction.
The teen was also charged with two separate counts of molesting his two sisters aged 14 and 10 in two incidents at F12, Kampung Baru, Pulau Tiga in Sungai Layar on July 14 and July 18.
He was charged under Section 377CA of the Penal Code for molest, which carries a minimum of five years’ jail and a maximum of 30 years’ jail and whipping, if found guilty.
The accused who was not represented, nodded when asked by the court interpreter whether he understood the charges, but was at loss when asked to state his plea.
Judge Saiful Bahari Adzmi had to repeat the question twice before the teen pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Saiful granted the call and fixed Sept 5 for mention to allow the accused to appoint a lawyer.
The accused, clad in purplecoloured lock-up attire, froze when Saiful asked him whether he knew how to appoint a lawyer. This prompted the judge to ask whether any of his relatives were present in court.
When met outside the court, the accused’s mother said she would seek help from the Legal Aid Centre as her family could not afford a lawyer.
The accused being led to the Sessions Court in Sungai Petani yesterday.