Ex-cop gets 20 years for sexual assault
PETALING JAYA: A former police lance corporal has been sentenced to 20 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane for committing rape, unnatural sex and extortion on a female college student.
Sessions court judge Azhaniz Teh Azman Teh meted out the punishment to Muhamad Fazrul Fauzi, 31, yesterday after ruling that the prosecution had succeeded in proving its case.
The ex-cop received 20 years and 10 strokes for rape, 10 years and five strokes for carnal intercourse against the order of nature, and five years for extortion.
The court ordered the sentences to run concurrently.
However, the court also granted Muhamad Fazrul a stay of the sentence pending his appeal but increased his bail from RM35,000 to RM55,000.
Muhamad Fazrul was found guilty of committing rape and carnal intercourse against the order of nature on the victim, then aged 18 years and 11 months, in a men’s toilet on the first floor of Dataran Sunway, Jalan PJU 5/13, between 1am and 1.45am on Jan 27, 2015.
He was also found guilty of extorting RM500 from the victim after threatening her at the same place and date, that she would be expelled from college and arrested by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department.
Earlier in mitigation, his counsel Datuk Ahmad Zaharil Muhayar sought for a lenient sentence “to allow him to repent”.
The accused, he said, had served in the police force for 10 years and was also the main breadwinner of his family.
DPP Nur Aishah Ahmad Zakiuddin urged the court to impose a heavy punishment on Muhamad Fazrul, who she said should not as a policeman have taken advantage of the student.
According to the facts of the case, Muhamad Fazrul caught the victim in close proximity with a male companion inside a car. He ordered her to follow him to the police station but did not refer her to the authorities and instead brought her to a location where he then committed the acts. – Bernama
Muhamad Fazrul being led away by a policeman at the sessions court after being sentenced in Petaling Jaya yesterday.