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Tahfiz student sent for rehab over sexual assault on 6-year-old

 | September 13, 2017

The accused had allegedly placed his private part on the victim's buttock and taught him to masturbate.

sexual abuseKUALA LUMPUR: The Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today ordered a 14-year-old tahfiz student to be sent to a moral rehabilitation hostel in Sentul for a year for committing physical sexual assault on a six-year-old schoolmate.

Magistrate Haslinda A Raof issued the probation order against the 14-year-old boy under Section 91 (1)(e) of the Child Act after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

The proceeding was held behind closed doors as the case involved juveniles.

The accused, who is the second of four siblings, was charged with committing the physical sexual assault on the six-year-old without the boy’s consent in a room at the school in Kampung Pandan here at 6.15pm on July 31.

The charge, under Section 14 (a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, provides imprisonment for up to 20 years, with the accused liable to whipping if found guilty.

Based on the facts of the case, the victim’s mother went to the school to pick up her son and saw the older boy leaving in a hurry.

The woman asked her son what had happened, and after she insisted on an explanation, the boy told her that the older boy had placed his private part on his buttock and also taught him to masturbate.

In mitigation, the accused, who was unrepresented, asked that he be sent to a moral rehabilitation hostel, while his father told the court that his son could recite the Quran and that he wanted to send him to another religious school.

Deputy public prosecutor Raihanah Abd Razak prosecuted.


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