According to local news reports, the man, who has not been named is said to be out of a job. Between the period of 5 January, 2018, and 24 February, 2020, was accused of raping his stepdaughter at a house in Sungai Way in Selangor state in the west coast.
The court stated, while handing down the sentence: “As her stepfather, he should have been responsible for protecting the victim but instead, he destroyed her self-worth. His action will cause life-long trauma to the victim.”
“I hope you will repent while in prison. You should not have committed a violent act and although the punishment is minimum, the court feels this is sufficient by taking into account the number of charges against you,” said sessions court judge, Datin M Kunasundary, who awarded the accused 10 years in jail and two strokes of the cane for each rape charge.
The crime was unveiled when the girl’s mother brought her and her younger sister to their aunt’s house. The victim’s biological parents divorced in 2015 and her mother remarried in November, 2016. The man is reported to have also threatened and assaulted his stepdaughter.
Lately, Malaysian police stated the number of sexual abuse of children has increased through incest during movement controls put in place by the federal government to control the coronavirus pandemic.