KOTA KINABALU - A Sandakan resident has been sentenced to a total of 203 years imprisonment and ordered to be caned 24 times for raping his daughter 14 times.
Sandakan Sessions Court Judge Egusra Ali slapped the imprisonment term on the 44-year-old man after he pleaded guilty to committing the offences at their house in remote Tongod between Nov 20 last year and Jan 5. His daughter was just 12 then.
The man, however, will spend only 21 years in jail as the sentences are to run concurrently. He was jailed between eight years and 21 years for each offence and 21 years jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for the 14th offence.
The accused was not represented during the case.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Faisal Md Noor said the man was arrested after a police report was lodged on May 27.
Prior to sentencing, DPP Mohd Faisal urged the court to mete out an appropriate sentence in view of the seriousness of the offences.