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Stephanie Lee
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

Crime

'Monster uncle' gets 80 years jail and 20 strokes of rotan for raping teenage niece

The Star/ANN | Stephanie Lee | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

KOTA KINABALU- She is only 14 but already seven months' pregnant with the child of an abusive uncle who repeatedly raped her for six years.

He also added to her torture by threatening to kill the entire family if the victim ever dared mention about the assaults to anyone else, or refused to have sex with him.

The nightmare started in 2009 when she was just nine years old.

For the vile act, the Sandakan Sessions Court yesterday ordered the 40-year-old labourer to be jailed 80 years and given 20 strokes of the rotan.

According to the statement of facts, the accused, who is the brother of the victim's father, was unemployed when he went to live with the victim and her family at an estate in lower Kinabatangan.

He was told to watch over the victim and her siblings.

He started molesting her when her parents went to work, before raping her several times between 2011 and this year.

The accused had also forced the child to perform oral sex, consume drug-laced drinks and watch pornographic videos with him before raping her.

He continued to live with the ­family after getting a job as a labourer.

The crimes came to light on Aug 29 when the teenager's mother became aware of changes in her daughter's body. A police report was lodged on Sept 3.

The accused pleaded guilty to six counts of charges against him before judge Egusra Ali.

Judge Egusra sentenced the Indonesian to eight years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for the first count, 10 years (second count), 12 years (third count), 14 years (fourth count) and 16 years (fifth count).

For the sixth count, the accused was sentenced to 20 years' jail and 10 strokes of the cane.

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