Incest case dad to be charged and faces up to 20 years in jail

PETALING JAYA - The 46-year-old man, who allegedly had sex with his 21-year-old daughter over the past three years is expected to be charged in court today.

The man, whose remand expires today, will be charged under Section 376A of the Penal Code, which carries a jail sentence of between six and 20 years, and whipping upon conviction.

Under Section 376A, a person is said to have committed incest if he has sexual intercourse with another person whose relationship to him is such that he is not permitted to marry her under the law, religion or custom.

Police sources revealed that the woman will not be detained.

"We have concluded our investigations and will be charging the father," the sources said.

The Star reported that the man had been having sex with his daughter in their home in Kajang whenever his wife was not around.

An uncle who runs the hair salon where the daughter had been working suspected something amiss after seeing steamy SMS messages exchanged between them.

The daughter confessed to having consensual sex with her father since she was 18.