Malaysian police officer gets 100 years, 15 strokes of cane for raping girl

Malaysian police officer gets 100 years, 15 strokes of cane for raping girl

A senior Malaysian police officer was today sentenced to 100 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane for raping a 13-year-old girl four times and sodomising her once in a hotel.

54-year-old Deputy Superintendent Rohaizat Abdul Ani, a former anti-vice officer, was found guilty of four charges of rape and one of sodomy between February and May 2012.
Sessions court judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad slapped the maximum 20 years jail for each of the charge.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Azeezi Nordin told the court in Kota Kinabalu, capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island, that the accused in his capacity as a senior police officer was duty bound to act as a guardian to the public and not prey on them instead.

Azeezi had argued that the victim was only 13 years old at the time of the rape and sodomy which she endured at the hands of a man which he described as "a total manipulation of an adult against a child."

"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 in local media.

Dressed in a dark grey jacket, Rohaizat remained calm and showed little or no expression. His wife, who was present in court, also showed no expression as the judge read out the sentence.

With some of the sentences running consecutively, Rohaizat will have to serve 80 years in prison.

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

Bail was set at 20 lakh rupees with one local surety and the accused was told to surrender his passport and report himself to the Federal police headquarters twice a month.
Rohaizat's lawyer, Zahir Shah, said they would file an appeal against the sentence.

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