The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of raping a 16-year-old girl.
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A police inspector named Mohd Maliki Azmi, 34 was charged in the Sessions Court here today with raping an underage girl at a police station last month.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge, which was read out before Judge Roslan Hamid.
Mohd Maliki was the investigating officer (IO) of a rape case involving a 16-year-old girl who was believed to have been raped by her stepfather.
He then allegedly raped the same girl by using his position of authority over her in the IO’s room at the Yan district police headquarters (IPD), Kedah about 6.30 pm on 28 December 2022.
According to Bernama, he was charged under Section 376(2)(f) of the Penal Code, which provides for a jail term of up to 20 years and whipping, upon conviction.
Three other sexual assault charges
Besides that, the accused was also charged with three sexual assault charges against the teenage girl at the same place, time and date.
For the first charge, he is accused of committing sexual assault by touching the victim’s genitals for sexual purposes.
This is charged under Section 14(a) of the Child Sexual Offenses 2017 (Act 792) which is read together with Section 16(1) of the same act.
As for the second charge, the accused is accused of forcing the victim to insert an object into her private parts.
The charge was brought under Section 14(c) of the Child Sexual Offenses Act 2017 (Act 792) read together with Section 16(1) of the same Act.
For the third charge, the accused allegedly caused the victim to take off her clothes and show her body so that the accused could be seen with sexual intent.
The charge was brought under Section 15(a) (ii) of the Child Sexual Offenses Act 2017 (Act 792).
He could be jailed for 20 years if found guilty
Mohd Maliki could face up to 20 years in prison and whipping if he is found guilty.
Deputy Public Prosecutors Hizween Azleena Othman Kamal Zulfadzly Hassan and Nurul Natasha Rizal prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.
The prosecution urged the court to set bail at RM20,000 for the rape charge and RM20,000 for each sexual assault charge.
Mohd Maliki pleaded for a lower bail amount as he recently lost his source of income due to the case and has a wife and parents to support, apart from having huge debt.
The court granted the accused an RM10,000 bail with one surety for the rape case and RM15,000 with one surety for all three charges of sexual assault.
The accused was also ordered to hand over his passport to the court and is prohibited from disturbing the victim.
Judge Roslan Hamid also fixed February 6 as the date for re-mentioning the case.
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