Rape-and-marry case: Restaurateur told 13-year-old girl he's 24 and a bachelor in Facebook

Rape-and-marry case: Restaurateur told 13-year-old girl he's 24 and a bachelor in Facebook

KOTA KINABALU - A 40-year-old restaurant manager claimed to be a 24-year-old bachelor in his Facebook page to lure a schoolgirl who was eventually raped, the Sessions Court heard.

The girl's aunt told the court here that her 13-year-old niece (the victim) had told her that she knew him as Joey Gege, the name he used on his Facebook page.

The aunt was testifying in the statutory rape trial of Riduan Masmud, who married the girl in May after he was charged on Feb 28.

She added that the victim related this to her when she questioned her about returning home at 7.30pm on Feb 18, the day of the rape.

She said that her niece initially did not admit to having been raped as she claimed that she was held at a teachers' room in the school.

"Then I asked her what she was doing in the teachers' room and she replied: 'Nothing.' Then I asked whether it was true that she had been raped."

The aunt said that she was earlier informed about the incident by a neighbour's daughter who was inside the car with the victim during the incident.

"She then started crying and admitted to being raped in the morning by a man she had only known from Facebook," said the aunt.

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