Kuala Lumpur, Feb 3 (ANI): A father of nine was sentenced to 80 years in jail and ordered to be whipped 40 times for raping his underage daughter in front of his wife.
The sentence was delivered by Sessions Court judge Mohamad Sekeri Mamat yesterday, reports the Star Online.
The accused, a food stall operator, has admitted to committing four counts of incest against his 15-year old daughter, the fifth of nine siblings.
He went to a room and raped his 15-year-old daughter in front of her mother at about 4pm in early November last year, at 10 pm in mid November, 3 pm in late December, and on Jan 23 this year, at about 2pm.
Three days later, the accused again told the victim's mother that he wanted to rape the girl and asked her to bring his daughter to him at 9pm that night.
The mother then asked the help of a neighbour to lodge a police report. Police raided the house in Cheras and arrested the man the next day.
It was only then that the rape victim lodged a police report over the incest.
Pleading for leniency yesterday, the accused said he had co-operated with the police and court. But Judge Mohamad said he had to impose a deterrent sentence in view of public interest.
The jail terms are to run consecutively from the date of arrest on Jan 27. (ANI)