Sunday, July 12

Teenager denies raping 14-year-old girl in Sipitang


KOTA KINABALU: A teenage boy faces a jail term of up to 30 years and whipping in the Sessions Court here yesterday for a charge of raping a minor two years ago.

The 17-year-old accused pleaded not guilty before judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamed to a charge under Section 376 (2) (d) of the Penal Code.

The accused, who is married, had allegedly raped the 14-year-old girl at a forest area at a village in Sipitang at 3pm on April 21, 2013.

The court reserved June 2 this year for his case management and released the unrepresented accused on RM5,000 bail with one local surety.

Deputy public prosecutor Chan Qin Yee appeared for the prosecution.

In an unrelated case, Rodney Boip was fined a total of RM10,000, in default, 10 months jail by the Immigration Court here after he admitted to allowing two illegal immigrants to remain in his reflexology premises at a shopping complex here on May 21.

The 36-year-old accused was convicted under Section 55E (1) of the Immigration Act 1959/63, which provides for a fine of up to RM30,000 or a jail term of up to 12 months or both, for each immigrant, upon conviction.

Meanwhile, Filipina Lilia Curambis, 41, was jailed for 14 days for violating her social visit pass by working part time at Rodneys reflexology at the same time and place.

She pleaded guilty to her charge under Section 39B of the same Act which carries a maximum fine of RM1,000 or a jail term of up to six months or both, upon conviction.

Prosecuting officer Inspector Jakariya Jupakkal prosecuted.