25 May 2010
The victim was five years old when her father started molesting and raping her until she was 16 years old. The 42-year-old man’s actions were finally brought to justice when he was sentenced to 20 years of jail time and 6 strokes of the cane.
Mohd Yani was charged with raping his daughter at their Taman Sri Pandan home on 25 April 2007 at about 5:30pm. The previous sentence of 12 years’ jail and 3 strokes of the cane made last year was appealed. DPP Farah Ezlin Yusop Khan asked for the heavier sentence as there were reports from the victim’s school counseller that she had suffered trauma as a result of her father’s misdeeds.
Under Section 376B of the Penal Code, high court judge Rosilah Yop then sentenced Mohd Yani up to the maximum sentence possible for his offence.
Straits Times Online, The – Father who raped daughter gets 20 years jail term