Malaysian charged with committing incest with niece
BUTTERWORTH: A 36-year-old jobless man claimed trial at the Sessions Court here to committing incest with his 15-year-old niece at a guest house near here on Christmas Day.
The man, whose name was not revealed to protect the identity of his niece, was charged with committing the offence which is said to have taken place at a guest house in Perkampungan Berapit between 2am and 4am on Dec 25, 2017.
The accused was charged under Section 376B of the Penal Code for incest, which carries a jail term of 10 to 30 years and whipping upon conviction.
Under Section 376B, a person is said to have committed incest if he has sexual intercourse with another person whose relationship to him is such that he is not permitted to marry her under the law, religion or custom.
Sessions judge Noor Aini Yusof denied bail and fixed Feb 6 for mention pending a medical report.
DPP Roslina Idris prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.
According to initial police investigations, the girl had followed her uncle to the guest house after he allegedly told her that her father had been arrested by the police on Christmas Eve.
Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the man then gave her a soft drink and allegedly raped her.