A father who raped his own OKU daughter in Kelantan receives ten whippings and 15 years in prison

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A 50-year-old father in Kelantan has been sentenced to 15 years in jail and 10 whippings for raping his own 16-year-old daughter in August

The father, who has physical disabilities and worked as a street hawker, pleaded guilty as soon as his charges were read out to him in front of Kota Bharu Sessions Court judge Ahmad Bazli Bahruddin.

According to the charge under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code, the accused raped his biological daughter in a room of a house in Kuala Krai at about 11.59pm on 18 August this year, reported Utusan Malaysia.

The 16-year-old victim was born with impaired legs.

It appears the father had been exploiting the victim for years

The incidents reportedly started a week after the death of his wife in March 2017.

However, the actions of the father only came to light when the victim recorded a video of what he was doing to her. Following which, she and close family members reported the matter to local authorities.

During the sentencing, the accused pleaded for a light sentence saying he has dependents and earns a low income.

However, the prosecution asked for a commensurate punishment.

Deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Abu Arsalnaa Zainal Abidin argued that what the father had done was very serious in its criminal nature and therefore his punishment should serve as a lesson for society.

“The accused, as a father, should have been responsible towards his own biological children, even more so when the victim is someone who has physical disabilities,” Abu said, as reported by Malaysiakini.

“This is a very serious crime that should serve as a lesson for society. I believe the trauma and its effect on the victim will last her entire life, so I ask for a commensurate sentence.”

The accused was not represented by any lawyer. – Adapted from Says

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