15 August 2007
The group of teenagers who were arrested for allegedly raping a 30-year-old woman were charged in court yesterday. The five, aged between 12 and 18 years, were charged with abducting the woman in Jalan Pasir Putih at 11:40pm on 4 August 2007. The crime carries a maximum jail term of seven years and a fine, under Section 365 of the Penal Code. The group was also charged of robbing the woman of a mobile phone. They face a maximum 20 years’ jail and whipping upon conviction.
19-year-old Vijayan P. Enniavan and four others were charged with raping the woman.
The judge granted bail for the 12-year-old at RM5,000 while the others were denied bail.
Later, the six were charged with committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature without consent. Under Section 377 (C) of the Penal Code, they are facing jail term of between five and 20 years and whipping. They were alleged to have forced the woman to perform the act between midnight and 3am at the water tank in Tanjung Langsat 1, Taman Scientex, Johor Baru, on the same date.
The date for mention of all charges has been fixed for 23 October 2007.
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