Grandpa, father, cousins charged with rape of 12-year-old

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PETALING JAYA: Five people were charged with raping their own family member, a 12-year-old girl, at the Magistrate’s Court in Limbang, Sarawak, on Friday.

The five are the victim’s 72-year-old grandfather, father, and three cousins, reported The Star today.

They were charged with raping the girl at several locations in a village near Limbang between last November and June this year.

The girl’s 40-year-old father was charged with four counts of rape while her grandfather faced six counts for the offence.

The three cousins, aged 16, 17 and 21, were charged with raping the victim on five, three and four occasions respectively.

All five were charged under Section 376B of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 30 years and whipping upon conviction.

The five accused were unrepresented and no plea was recorded. Magistrate Mohd Hafizi Abdul Halim fixed Sept 6 for mention.