12 October 2012

12 Year-Old Cries Rape By Stepfather

The suspect being led to the police lockup yesterday

MIRI: A Primary 6 pupil here shocked her teacher on Wednesday when she revealed that she was raped by her 34-year-old stepfather in their house in Lutong.

Miri police chief ACP Mun Kock Keong, when contacted yesterday, confirmed to have received a report on the matter.

The police report was lodged by the teacher at Lutong Police station at about 8pm on Wednesday. The suspect was arrested at their house in Lutong on Thursday.

The case is being classified as rape, an offence under Section 376 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment and whipping if convicted.

According to sources, the suspect had started raping the victim since she was nine years old. The victim, the eldest in the family, has three step siblings. Her mother married the suspect in 2008. 

The 12-year-old victim has been sent to Miri Hospital for a medical check-up.

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