Serial Rapist Court Appeal Rejected

17 August 2007
Shah Alam

Zulkifly Mustafa, aged 45, also known as “Ustaz Zul”, was sentenced yesterday at the High Court to 20 years’ jail and 18 strokes of the cane for two counts of raping a 17-year-old girl in 2004. The victim was his daughter’s friend.

Zulkifly was charged with raping the girl in his home in Taman Desa Bandar Country Homes, Rawang, between 10pm and 11pm on July 18 2004 and another time at about 5pm the next day at the same location. He told her that he could heal her body aches and period aches.

His wife, Masriah Ahmad, aged 43, was charged with abetment. They were granted bail but jumped bail and Zulkifly was caught by police again in February 2006. Then, he was arrested on a rape charge in Muar and another two in Shah Alam.

He pleaded guilty to the Muar charge on 5 February 2007 and was sentenced to 18 years’ jail and 14 strokes of the cane. He also pleaded guilty two months later for the Shah Alam cases and was sentenced to 20 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane.

Judicial commissioner Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim has rejected Zulkifly’s appeal and ordered him to be continue serving his sentence.

Masriah is still at large.

New Straits Times – Judge slams serial rapist, upholds sentence
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