Ex-cop gets 20 years for sex­ual as­sault

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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.

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