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A 50-year-old father in Kelantan has been sentenced to 15 years in jail and 10 whippings for raping his own 16-year-old daughter in August

The father, who has physical disabilities and worked as a street hawker, pleaded guilty as soon as his charges were read out to him in front of Kota Bharu Sessions Court judge Ahmad Bazli Bahruddin.

According to the charge under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code, the accused raped his biological daughter in a room of a house in Kuala Krai at about 11.59pm on 18 August this year, reported Utusan Malaysia.

The 16-year-old victim was born with impaired legs.

It appears the father had been exploiting the victim for years

The incidents reportedly started a week after the death of his wife in March 2017.

However, the actions of the father only came to light when the victim recorded a video of what he was doing to her. Following which, she and close family members reported the matter to local authorities.

The accused is being escorted at the Kota Bharu Sessions Court in Kelantan today, 10 October.
Image via Utusan Malaysia

During the sentencing, the accused pleaded for a light sentence saying he has dependents and earns a low income.

However, the prosecution asked for a commensurate punishment.

Deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Abu Arsalnaa Zainal Abidin argued that what the father had done was very serious in its criminal nature and therefore his punishment should serve as a lesson for society.

“The accused, as a father, should have been responsible towards his own biological children, even more so when the victim is someone who has physical disabilities,” Abu said, as reported by Malaysiakini.

“This is a very serious crime that should serve as a lesson for society. I believe the trauma and its effect on the victim will last her entire life, so I ask for a commensurate sentence.”

The accused was not represented by any lawyer.

If you or someone you know may be at risk or has experienced sexual abuse or assault, please reach out to these Malaysian organisations:

1. WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)

Operating hours: 24-hour

Contact: +603-30008858

SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058

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2. ALL WOMEN’S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)

Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9.30am – 5.30pm)

Contact: +603-78770224

WhatsApp/Telegram: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221

Email: telenita@awam.org.my

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3. WOMEN’S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)

Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm)

Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340

WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4180342

Email: wcc@wccpenang.org

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4. SARAWAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY (SWWS)

Operating hours: Monday (7pm – 9pm),Tuesday to Thursday (9.30am – 11.30am), Saturday (2pm – 4pm)

Contact: +6082-368853

SMS/WhatsApp: +6016-5822660 | +6013-8044285

Email: sarswws@gmail.com

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5. SABAH WOMEN’S ACTION-RESOURCE GROUP (SAWO)

Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm)

Contact: +6088-280200 | +6011-27908020

Email: sawo.women@yahoo.com

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6. PROTECT AND SAVE THE CHILDREN (PS THE CHILDREN)

Operating hours: Monday to Friday (3pm – 12am)

WhatsApp: +6016-7213065

Email: protect@psthechildren.org.my

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7. INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION (IWF)

Anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images with IWF’s Reporting Portal.

Meanwhile, a man who is serving 1,050 years in jail for raping his stepdaughter has applied to appeal his conviction and sentence:



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