KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court today sentenced a homeless, 38-year-old man to 232 years’ jail and 110 lashes for raping his 16-year-old daughter.
The man pleaded guilty for 12 charges – 11 charges for rape and one for committing oral sex on his daughter this year at premises in Lorong Haji Taib here.
The court sentenced the man to 20 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane on each rape, and 12 years’ jail for committing oral sex on the girl.
The charges for rape comes under Section 376 (3) of the Penal Code, which provides an imprisonment for up to 30 years and caning of not less than 10 strokes, on conviction.
For the charge of committing oral sex, the man was charged under Section 377 (C) of the law, which provided an imprisonment for up to 20 years, and liable to caning upon conviction.
Judge M.Kunasundari, who handed down the sentence, said the offenses committed were serious and heinous.
“The accused was entrusted as a father who should be the protector and guide for the victim, but he had destroyed the victim’s future. The court cannot imagine the trauma faced by the victim,” she said.