PETALING JAYA: A man who raped his teenage daughter more than 600 times over the course of two years has been sentenced to 48 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane.
Judge Yong Zarida Sazali handed down the sentence today after the 36-year-old father of three pleaded guilty to 632 charges of sodomising, raping and sexually abusing his daughter at the Special Court for Sexual Crimes Against Children in Putrajaya last week, the New Straits Times reported.
The charges against him were made under the Penal Code, Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 (SOACA) and the Child Act 2016.
Earlier reports said the man had committed the acts on his daughter ever since his divorce in 2015.
The daughter, who is now 15, had gone to live with him and only revealed her ordeal to her mother after learning that her father was planning to take her two younger sisters to live with them as well.
According to the New Straits Times, she was present during the trial to deliver her statement in closed-door proceedings.