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Ebit Lew to face trial on 11 sexual harassment charges next month

Police confirm that celebrity preacher Ebit Lew will face trial on 11 counts of sexual harassment at the Tenom Magistrate’s Court in Sabah from Sept 27 to 30.

Bukit Aman Corporate Communications head Asst Comm Skandaguru Anandan said that Lew, also known as Ebit Irawan Ibrahim, had previously been charged with the offences in February.

“The police confirm that Lew, who was charged with 11 counts of sexual harassment under Section 509 of the Penal Code in February, will face trial from Sept 27 to 30,”.

If convicted, Ebit 38, or his real name is Ebit Irawan Ibrahim Lew, could face up to five years behind bars or a fine or both for each charge.

On Feb 18, Ebit, who is also an entrepreneur, was charged in the court on 11 charges involving to sexual harassment.

He pleaded not guilty after the charges were read before Magistrate Nur Asyraf Zolhani.

Prosecution was conducted by Sabah State Director of Prosecutions, Muhammad Ilmami Ahmad with the assistance of Deputy Public Prosecutor, Azreen Yas Mohamad Ramli, while Lew was represented by lawyer, Mohamed Zairi Zainal Abidin.

Ebit was released on bail of RM1,000 for each charge, with two sureties.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hassan reportedly said that Ebit is facing charges for sending obscene pictures and words with the intention of insulting someone’s dignity through the WhatsApp application.

He said all the charges are for offenses allegedly committed in the Tenom district, Sabah between March and June 2021, against a woman.

In July last year, an investigation against Ebit was conducted after the police received reports from several individuals alleging the preacher had committed sexual harassment.

On Feb 18, 2022, Lew was brought to the Tenom Magistrate’s Court where it is believed he was charged and pleaded not guilty.

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