Man gets 6 years’ jail for committing unnatural sex with stepsister

The Sessions Court today sentenced a 23-year-old man to six years in prison for having illicit sex with his then eight-year-old sister.

Judge Tasnim Abu Bakar concluded the case after the man admitted that he committed carnal intercourse against the natural order without consent. He was accused of committing the crime at a house in Jalan Sungai Baru, Kampung Baru, here in 2018.

He was charged under section 377C of the Penal Code, which carries up to 20 years in prison and whipping if convicted. Tasnim ordered the man to remain in custody from the date of his arrest on November 15, 2021 and to undergo prison counseling.

Tasnim also ordered the man to be placed under police supervision for two years after his release from prison. According to the facts of the case, in November 2021, the girl became silent and cried when her mother told her that she would not let anyone touch her.

The girl then told her mother what her brother had done and said she was afraid to tell anyone. Meanwhile, during the reduction, the accused, who is not a representative, said that he does not have a permanent job and supports two brothers, aged 18 and 20, who are still in ‘school.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Julaila Jamaludin called for a sentence commensurate with the seriousness of the crime.

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