Friday, April 26

Youth jailed for raping underage girlfriend

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SANDAKAN: A Sessions Court here yesterday passed a six-month jail sentence on a 21-year-old youth for raping his underage girlfriend.Anderson Hipona of Taman Mawar here pleaded guilty before judge Indra Ayub to committing the offence on September 21, 2008.

The accused was charged under Section 375(g) and 376(1) of the Penal Code which carries an imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than 20 years, and shall also liable to whipping upon conviction.

Deputy prosecuting officer Mohd Fillanny Siji told the court that the victim, who was 15 years old at that time, had spent the night with her boyfriend at the apartment of the latter’s friend’s at Block B4-06-1F, Taman Mawar at 4.30am.

The victim had two sexual relationships with the accused.

The girl’s parents came looking for her the following day.

They found love bites on her right arm, right chest and breasts.

She admitted having sex with her boyfriend.

A police report was lodged at 3.10pm and she was sent to the general hospital for medical examination.