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Man Who Allegedly Raped Daughter Pleads Not Guilty To Incest

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GEORGE TOWN – A 50-year-old man, who allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter who is now six months pregnant, has claimed trial in a Sessions Court here to a charge of incest.

The man, a trader whose name cannot be revealed to protect the identity of the victim, was charged with committing the offence between 11.45pm on Dec 20 and 12.30am on Dec 21 at an apartment unit in Air Itam.

The charge under Section 376 (3) of the Penal Code provides a maximum of 30 years in jail and 10 strokes of the cane.

Deputy public prosecutor Farah Aimy Zainul Anwar did not offer bail Wednesday, saying that the victim was the accused’s underage daughter and that it was an incest case.

Sessions judge Irwan Suainbon set Jan 29 next year for mention pending the victim’s medical report and for the accused to appoint a lawyer. – The Star Online

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