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Sarawak Dad Who Raped His Own Daughters With Their Grandad And Uncles Jailed For 335 Years

One of the daughters is 25 weeks pregnant.

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In a sexual crime that shook the nation earlier this month, where a 19-year-old pregnant teen and her 14-year-old sister were raped by their own father, grandfather and two uncles for 6 years in Sarawak, the Sessions Court in Kota Samarahan has delivered its verdict

Judge Marutin Pagan sentenced the 42-year-old father, the 57-year-old grandfather and two uncles, aged 26 and 28, to 335 years' behind bars. They were also sentenced to 24 strokes of the rotan.

According to a report in New Straits Times (NST), the grandfather, who raped the older of his two granddaughters at their house in Tebedu near Serian between January 2013 till July 2017, pleaded guilty to six counts of committing an incestuous relationship.

The father had raped his elder daughter twice at the same house between January and December 2013. It was his 26-year brother who first committed the heinous act. He had raped the elder sister at the same location at about 1am on 1 June 2011.

Another uncle, aged 28, had raped her twice and also raped her younger sister, his own niece, twice at two separate locations between January and December in 2012.

The four were charged under Section 376B(1) of the Penal Code for Incest, which carries the maximum prison sentence of 30 years and whipping.

While the four accused, who were unrepresented, pleaded for leniency, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Azhari Yusof argued that the Court should impose a deterrent sentence against all four

The Deputy Public Prosecutor argued that the four accused have betrayed their moral responsibility as the victims’ guardians.

"They were supposed to be the protectors of the two sisters but they did otherwise by committing such disgusting acts. One of the victims is 25 weeks’ pregnant and this event will haunt her for the rest of her life. Hence, I pray that the Court would mete out the maximum sentence against all the accused," Azhari was quoted as saying by NST.

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