Divorcee jailed 48 years for sodomising and sexually abusing teen daughter

Divorcee jailed 48 years for sodomising and sexually abusing teen daughter
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PUTRAJAYA - The divorcee who faces 623 charges of sexually abusing and sodomising his daughter including sodomising the girl at a hotel room in Mecca when they were performing Umrah, has been jailed a total of 48 years.

Special court for sexual crimes judge Yong Zarida Sazali meted out the sentences after the father of three daughters pleaded guilty to the charges Friday.

Judge Yong Zarida jailed the man to a total of 28 years for committing incest, physical sexual assault without intercourse and abusing, neglecting and sexually abusing the child.

She also sentenced the accused to a total of 20 years' jail for sodomising the victim.

The judge ordered the sentences to run consecutively from July 26, the day the accused was nabbed.

The unit trust agent who covered his head, was brought to the courtroom at about 8.40am. His younger brother and family members were present in court.

He appeared calm when he heard the sentences were read to him.

The man was charged with 591 charges of sodomising the 15-year-old girl, 30 counts of physical sexual, one charge for committing incest and a count of abusing the child.

He was charged with sodomising the girl three times daily between January and July this year, except two days before Ramadan and the first day of the fasting month in May.

The incident occurred at their apartment in Petaling Jaya.

Based on the facts of the case, the accused had sodomised his eldest daughter for the first time while they were performing Umrah in Mecca on Apr 3, 2015.

Notdalina Ali and Aimi Syazwani Sarmin were deputy public prosecutors while the accused was unrepresented.

Women, Family and Community Development minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim and her officers were present in court.

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