A 56-year-old unemployed man who raped and sexually assaulted his girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter was sentenced to 30 years in jail on 13 February
Malay Mail reported that the man's sentence, meted out by the Special Criminal Court on Sexual Crimes Against Children, also includes eight stokes of the cane.
He was charged with rape and two counts of physical sexual assault under Section 376 of the Penal Code and Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Act 2017.
The 56-year-old, who was not represented in court, changed his plea to guilty in presence of the victim.
The victim had been living with the man and her mother in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, since she was six years old
Sinar Harian reported that the girl, who was violated last year whenever her mother was not at home, was afraid to report the assaults due to threats from the 56-year-old.
The offences were committed between March and June in 2018.
The 13-year-old eventually lodged a police report on her own in July in fear of being further beaten or intimidated by the man. He was then arrested on the same day.
The victim was then confirmed to be pregnant following checks at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital
The girl was found to be 11 weeks pregnant after she lodged her police report against the man.
She gave birth to a baby girl last month.