Foreigner gets jail, caning for raping underaged girl
Published on: Wednesday, June 09, 2021
By: Lagatah Toyos
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TAWAU: A 20-year-old foreigner was sentenced to six years’ jail and ordered to get four strokes of the cane for raping an underaged girl.

Edieka Mulyadi pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Awang Kerisnada Awang Mahmud to raping the 14-year-old girl at 8.30pm on May 26 this year at a house in an oil palm estate here.

The offence, under Section 375(g)/376(1) of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to 20 years, and whipping, on conviction.

Meanwhile, Edieka was also jailed another five months plus three strokes of the cane for entering the State illegally.

The court ordered Edieka to serve the jail sentence consecutively.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Kershanathan Pathmanathan appeared for the prosecution.



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