SIBU - The 42-year-old man who raped his mother-in-law was sentenced to 14 years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to the crime at the Sessions Court here.
According to the statement of facts, the assistant at an Internet gambling centre at Taman Permai, had raped his 68-year old mother-in-law at 4pm on Aug 15.
At the time of the crime, the victim was alone on a sofa in the sitting room of their house at Kampung Jeriah.
The accused showed up and pushed the victim to the floor while under the influence of drugs.
He then forcibly took off her clothes. She tried to shout for help but the accused covered her mouth with his hands and then raped her.
The woman told her daughter about the assault at about 7am the next day.
Following a police report lodged by his wife, the man was arrested at their house at 2pm on Aug 17.
The accused was charged for rape under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code, which provides for a jail sentence not less than eight years, and was liable to 10 strokes of the rotan.
Judge Indra Ayub ordered the sentence to start from Aug 17, the day the accused was arrested.