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Man, 61, charged with sexually abusing girl, 13
Published on: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A 61-year-old local was charged with committing sexual abuse on a 13-year-old girl.

Yamin pleaded not guilty before Sessions Court Judge Noor Hafizah Mohd Salim after the charge was read to him, Monday.

He is accused of fondling the girl's left breast at 11.30pm on Nov 9, this year, at a bedroom in Kg Ponson Tampasak, Papar.

The offence under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 provides for a jail term of up to 20 years, and whipping, on conviction.

The court set Dec 22 for case management and April 16-19 to hear the case.

Pending the date, Yamin who was not represented was ordered remanded further.

During the proceedings, Yamin told the court that he had touched the girl's breasts but it was a long time ago.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Dinesh Raja appeared for the prosecution.

In the same court, two brothers claimed trial to causing grievous hurt to another man.

Herman Sah @ Hairudin Adris, 39, and Herwandy Adris, 41, allegedly caused grievous hurt to one Ardiey Abdul Fattah, 35, at 8pm on July 29 this year in front of the Pengedar Cat Seri Sinar Interprise, Putatan.

The offence under Section 326/34 of the Penal Code provides for a jail term of up to 20 years, and whipping, and liability to a fine, on conviction.

Their case management was fixed for Dec 22 and Apr 26 next year for trial.

They were released on a bail of RM7,000 in two local sureties each.

They were also ordered to report to the Penampang police station twice a month and warned to not communicate with the prosecution witnesses.

The brothers were not represented. - Cynthia D Baga

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