A Session Court in Malaysia sentenced a man to 1,050 years in jail for raping his 12-year old stepdaughter 105 times during a period of two years. The court also ordered 24 strokes of cane to the convict.
The sentence was awarded by Judge M Kunasundary. The court ruled that the man will serve 10 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane for each rape charge, with the sentence to run consecutively from the date of his arrest, which was on Jan 20.
“I hope you will repent while in prison. You should not have committed a violent act and although the punishment is minimum, the court feels this is sufficient by taking into account the number of charges against you,” said Justice Kunasundary.
She also stated that the offence was not only grave, it was abominable and had blighted the child’s future.
She further added, “As stepfather of the victim, he should have been responsible for protecting the victim but instead he destroyed her self-worth. His action will cause life-long trauma to the victim. Incest cases are appalling and condemnable offences and viewed seriously by every level of society, regardless of religion.”
The man was unrepresented and didn’t make any appeal in connection to the sentence.
The unemployed man had been pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year old stepdaughter at a house in Sungai Way in the state of Selangor from 5 January 2018 to 24 February 2020.
The biological parents of the victim got divorced in 2015 and then her mother married the accused in 2016.
The accused used to rape the victim whenever they were alone in the house. The accused had threatened the victim not to tell anybody about the incidents. The victim revealed about the rapes when her mother brought her and her younger sister to their aunt’s house.
The accused was arrested on January 20, 2021.