12 September 2007
A 45-year-old taxi driver was sentenced yesterday to 12 years’ jail and five strokes of the cane for committing incest.
The court found the man guilty to the crime committed in their Desa Pandan house on 14 April 2006 at 4:30pm. The man’s 14-year-old stepdaughter had returned home from school and gone into her room. He entered the room and brought her to another bedroom to undress her. The mother was out working at a factory. Although the victim struggled, she was raped.
The stepdaughter then related the incident to her mother and was taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a medical checkup.
The family, including two brothers aged 5 and 12, was in court yesterday to plead for a lighter sentence as they wanted him to support the family.
The judged ordered the jail sentence to start from the date of the taxi driver’s arrest, which was 16 April 2006.
The Star Online – Cross-country: Man jailed 12 years for incest