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Sexually harassing minor: Jail and caning for man, 68
Published on: Wednesday, December 06, 2023
By: Cynthia D Baga
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Sexually harassing minor: Jail and caning for man, 68
Nasib was found guilty of committing the offence against the seven-year and 11-month-old girl between Oct 20 and 21, 2020 at 5am at a house in a village in Kota Belud.
Kota Kinabalu: A 68-year-old man was jailed four years and ordered to get a stroke of the cane for committing physical sexual harassment against a minor.

Sessions Court Judge Elsie Primus meted out the sentence to Nasib @ Mohd Yusof Ismail, after ruling that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted him of the charge.

Apart from the sentence, Nasib was also ordered to undergo counselling during his detention and to be placed under police supervision for three years after completing his sentence. 

Nasib was found guilty of committing the offence against the seven-year and 11-month-old girl between Oct 20 and 21, 2020 at 5am at a house in a village in Kota Belud.

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 prosecution had called five witnesses in the hearing during the prosecution stage while two witnesses testified during the defence stage.

In mitigation, Nasib who was not represented asked for leniency, saying he and his wife were having health problems.

“I stand with my words that I am innocent,” he said.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tham Pou Jin urged for a deterrent sentence due to the seriousness of the offence.

Tham pointed out the incident happened when Nasib and his family were staying at the victim’s grandmother’s house when their house was flooded.

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