The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Foreigner jailed 18 years, caned for raping woman


KOTA KINABALU: A man was jailed for 18 years and ordered to be given one stroke of the cane by the Sessions Court here yesterday for raping a 27-year-old woman two years ago.

Judge Azreena Aziz imposed the sentences on Basri Ahailin after she found the accused guilty on a charge under Section 376 (1) of the Penal Code.

The charge carries a jail term of up to 20 years and whipping, upon conviction.

The accused, who was called to enter his defence after the court had on February 4 ruled that the prosecutio­n had establishe­d a prima facie case against him, committed the offence at a house in a village here on October 9, 2019.

The prosecutio­n had called seven witnesses to testify against the accused while he was the sole defence witness.

The court also ordered the accused to be referred to the Immigratio­n Department after serving his jail sentence for further action.

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