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Rape, oral sex bid: Man to enter defence
Published on: Friday, August 11, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A local man was ordered to enter his defence on charges of attempting to rape his stepdaughter and asking her to perform oral sex on him.

Sessions Court Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad made the order after ruling that the prosecution had established a prima facie case against the accused.

Ainul fixed Sept 12 for the man's defence.

On the first count, the man is accused of trying to rape the 12-year-old girl at noon on March 19, 2015 at a house in Jalan Kobusak, Penampang.

The offence under Section 376(3)/511 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of between four and 15 years, and whipping, on conviction.

On the second count, he allegedly asked the same girl to perform oral sex on him at the same place and time.

For the offence, it falls under Section 377C of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term of between five and 20 years, and whipping, on conviction.

The prosecution had called eight witnesses in the hearing.

Deputy Public Prosecution Hafizah Zahidah Abdullah conducted the prosecution. - Cynthia D Baga

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