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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23, 2015:

Former Sabah anti-vice chief Deputy Superintendent Rohaizat Abd Ani was sentenced to 100 years in prison as well as 15 strokes of the rotan for raping and sodomising a 13-year-old girl.

The 56-year-old was found guilty of four charges of rape and one count of sodomy between February and May 2012 as reported by The Star Online.

He received the maximum jail sentence of 20 years for each charge by sessions judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad.

Rohaizat was found guilty of rape and sodomy committed on the victim in a room at Tang Dynasty Hotel, here, on Feb 1, 2012 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm and on Feb 2, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm in another room of the same hotel.

Rohaizat was also found guilty of raping the victim between May 1 and 6, also at the Tang Dynasty Hotel.

The accused was sentenced to 20 years each for the first two charges which are to run concurrently, and 20 years’ jail, to run consecutively for each of the three remaining charges.

Judge Ainul Shahrin agreed with the opinion given by Deputy Public Prosecutor Azeezi Nordin that the seasoned police official was entrusted with protecting the public but had betrayed that trust.

“The victim was 13 at the time of the incident. She was raped and sodomised by a 52-year-old, clearly a total manipulation of a child by an adult.

“The repetitious act of the accused in three months starting from February showed that the accused never considered the victim’s age, emotions and consequences of his action,” Azeezi was quoted as saying.

Rohaizat’s lawyer, Zahir Shah, will appeal against the sentence.

The judge granted a stay of execution of the sentences pending appeal in the High Court.

Bail was set at RM100,000 with one local surety and the accused was told to surrender his passport and report to the police in Bukit Aman on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Rohaizat, who is currently suspended from his duties, had served as Setiu police chief briefly and was serving as deputy chief of the Federal Reserve Unit in Penang when he was charged in Aug 2013.

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