Soon after a 36-year-old man from Selangor divorced his wife in 2015, he started sexually assaulting his eldest daughter, who was 13 at the time, several times a day
For the next two years, the father of three girls would continue to rape and sodomise her for more than 600 times. Until the girl, now 15, revealed her ordeal to her mother after learning that her father planned to do the same with her two younger sisters.
Arrested on 26 July, the unit trust agent has now been sentenced to 48 years in jail with 24 strokes of the rotan
Earlier today, 8 September, the father admitted in the Court For Sexual Crimes Against Children to 623 counts of sexual crime against his 15-year-old daughter.
He pleaded guilty to 591 charges of sodomising, 30 charges of touching inappropriately, one charge of raping and one charge of sexually assaulting his eldest daughter.
Of the 48 years, 28 years are for incest, physically assaulting the victim without intercourse, and sexually abusing the child, and the rest 20 years are for sodomising the victim. The sentences are to run concurrently, judge Yong Zarida Sazali ruled.
It took the Court two days to read out all the charges
The father, who has full custody of his eldest daughter against whom he committed the sexual crimes, is the first Malaysian to be accused of hundreds of sexual charges in the country.
He has been charged under Section 377C of the Penal Code, Section 14/16 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, Section 31(1)(a) and Section 31(1)(b) of the Child Act 2016, and Section 376A of the Penal Code.
He was also ordered to pay RM10,000 in compensation to his daughter. If he doesn't pay, he would be sentenced to an additional 12 months in jail.
Additionally, he has also been ordered to undergo counselling. And after his release, he is to be monitored by police for a duration of three years.
The father, who was not represented in court, appeared calm when the judge meted out the sentence against him
The victim, his daughter, was also present during the trial to deliver her victim impact statement in closed-door proceedings, reported NST Online.
The father's identity is being kept private in order to protect the victim's identity.