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Rapist gets 115 years' jail and 50 strokes of rotan

A 42-year-old unemployed man will spend the rest of his life behind bars. -NST

Wed, Feb 06, 2013
New Straits Times

Rabidin Satir pleaded guilty to four counts of rape and one for unnatural sex.

RAUB - A 42-year-old unemployed man will spend the rest of his life behind bars as he was sentenced to a total of 115 years' jail for four counts of rape and one of committing unnatural sex on four victims, aged 9 to 17.

Rabidin Satir of Tambunan, Sabah, was also ordered to be given 50 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to all the charges at the Sessions Court here yesterday.

Rabidin was nicknamed "Rambo Bentong" as he used a Rambo knife to threaten his victims and attacked policemen.

Judge Murtazadi Amran sentenced him to 25 years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan on each rape charge and 15 years' jail and 10 strokes for committing unnatural sex.

Rabidin pleaded guilty to:

RAPING a 17-year-old girl in a house in Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Bentong between 1am and 3am on June 21, 2010;

RAPING an 8-year-old girl at a riverside behind a house in Ketari, Bentong, between 12.30am and 1.30am on April 29, 2011;

RAPING and sodomising a 16-year-old girl in a house in Ketari between 1am and 2.30am on Oct 12, 2011; and

RAPING a 9-year-old girl in Taman Sri Marong, Bentong, between 2am and 3am on July 9, 2009.

Murtazadi said Rabidin had committed inhumane acts and should apologise to the young victims and their family members.

"I hope you are remorseful and seek forgiveness from God," said Murtazadi who ordered the jail term to run consecutively from the date of arrest on Nov 14 last year.

In mitigation, Rabidin, who was unrepresented, claimed he was in a state of hallucination and was drunk when he committed the offences.

Deputy public prosecutor Atiqah Liyana Shahrir pressed for a heavy deterrent as Rabidin's heinous acts had put society in fear as the offences involved children.

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