10 April 2009
A driver with the Civil Defence Corps was sentenced yesterday to 10 years’ jail and 6 strokes of the cane for committing incest on his 14-year-old stepdaughter at their home in July 2006. The 47-year-old man had married the victim’s mother, a widow, 7 years ago.
After his wife went off for work and giving the victim’s younger siblings money to leave the house to buy sweets, the man broke into the girl’s locked room and forced himself onto her. Although she tried to fight her way out, she was hit on the head and then raped.
It was only after 5 months had passed when the girl shared the incident in a letter written to her elder sister. The sister then informed their mother, who lodged a police report against the man on 27 November 2008.
In Sessions Court yesterday, the man pleaded guilty to the charge but asked for a lesser sentence as he had to take care of his mother and his father had passed away half a year ago and his son had gone missing. Deputy public prosecutor Natrah Mohd Yusof added on that since the victim’s biological father had passed away before she was born, the man is the only remaining caretaker.
New Straits Times Online – Jail and rotan for raping stepdaughter