Sex­a­ge­nar­ian to know fate Nov 27 for rap­ing step­daugh­ter

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KOTA KINABALU: A 62-yearold step­fa­ther, who is charged with rap­ing his step­daugh­ter, will know his fate on Novem­ber 27 this year.

Ses­sions Court judge Azreena Aziz yes­ter­day set the date for judg­ment af­ter the ac­cused was or­dered to en­ter his de­fence on Oc­to­ber 6.

The ac­cused was charged un­der Sec­tion 376 (3) of the Pe­nal Code for rape, which is pun­ish­able with a jail term of not less than eight years and not more than 30 years, and whip­ping of not less than 10 strokes, upon con­vic­tion.

He was al­leged to have raped the eight-year-old girl at a house in Pa­par at 10 pm on Au­gust 16, 2016.

The pros­e­cu­tion pro­duced six wit­nesses while the de­fense called two wit­nesses.

Deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Husna Ab­dul Halim acted for the pros­e­cu­tion while the ac­cused was not rep­re­sented.

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