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11 August 2017

Malaysian dad charged with 626 counts of sodomy against daughter

A Malaysian father of three who was charged with 182 counts of committing sexual crimes on his 15-year-old daughter, including sodomy Wednesday, was charged in the Special Court for Sexual Crimes against Children in Putrajaya on Thursday with another 444 counts of sodomising the girl.

This brings the number of sodomy charges to 594 against the man, who allegedly committed carnal intercourse on the girl three times daily for seven months from January until July.

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges, totalling 626 in all, with all the offences allegedly committed at their house in Sg Way, Petaling Jaya in Selangor.

Yesterday, the accused, a 36-year-old unit trust agent, was also charged with raping, sexually abusing and 30 counts of committing physical sexual assault on the girl.

The charges were read out one by one by a court interpreter and the accused, who was in the dock, without fail, responded by saying “understand the charge” and “claim trial” to each charge.

Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali said the man was the first person in the country to be prosecuted with hundreds of charges for sexual crimes.

Today’s proceeding started at 9.15 am and ended at noon, during which the court broke for recess three times for the charges to be filed before they could be read out to the accused.

Judge Yong Zarida Sazali refused the accused bail and set September 18 for mention to obtain the medical and chemist report on the case.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Aimi Syazwani Sarmin did not request bail for fear that the accused would escape and also intimidate the witnesses.

According to reports, the suspect began sexually abusing his daughter after his divorce two years ago.

The father was granted custody of the girl, while her two younger sisters were under the care of their mother following the separation.

 

DailySun

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