Man jailed 22 years for rape bid, in­de­cent sex­ual act on girl

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KUCHING: An un­em­ployed man was sen­tenced to a to­tal of 22 years in prison and two strokes of the cane for at­tempt­ing to rape and com­mit­ting in­de­cent sex­ual act on an un­der­age girl.

Jethro Red­die Sa­men, 26, was found guilty of com­mit­ting the of­fence on the girl, 15, at one of the vil­lages in Jalan Padawan near here around 9am on Oct 20 last year.

Judge Afi­dah Ab­dul Rah­man ruled that his de­fence call had failed to raise rea­son­able doubt on the pros­e­cu­tion case.

For the first charge, Afi­dah sen­tenced Jethro to 10 years' jail and two cane strokes for at­tempted rape, a charge read un­der Sec­tion 376(2)(d) of the Pe­nal Code, read to­gether with Sec­tion 511 of the same act.

He was sen­tenced to 12 years' jail for in­sert­ing his finger into the girl's pri­vate part, an of­fence listed un­der Sec­tion 377(a) of the same act.

The judge or­dered the cus­to­dial sen­tence to take ef­fect from the date of his ar­rest (Oct 20 last year), and that the sen­tences are to run con­cur­rently.

He there­fore only needs to serve 12 years in prison.

DPP Ah­mad Fariz Ab­dul Hamid pros­e­cuted.

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