Man charged with sexual harassment of daughter
Published on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
By: Cynthia D Baga
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Kota Kinabalu: A 31-year-old man was charged with committing sexual harassment against his 10-year-old daughter.

The man pleaded not guilty before Sessions Court Judge Noor Hafizah Mohd Salim to the charge against him.

He is accused of committing the offence by sucking the girl’s nipples at 3am on Aug 17 this year at a house in Kota Belud.

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

Due to the relation between the man and  alleged victim, the man faces another additional punishment under Section 16 of the same Act which carries a jail term of up to five years, and whipping of at least two strokes of the cane, on conviction.

The court set Oct 7 for pre-trial case management via V-Coss and the man was denied bail pending the disposal of his case.

Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nur Faezah Jafry objected to bail the man as the alleged victim was his daughter and that it was a serious offence. When asked by the court whether the man had anything to say, the man then replied nothing to say. The man was not represented.


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