KUALA LUMPUR: After being charged with 334 counts of committing incest against his niece last Friday, the man was again brought to the Sessions Court here today and slapped with 254 similar charges, including one for attempted rape, against his two other nieces.
The unemployed 46-year-old man, who was clad in a dark-blue T-shirt similar to the one he wore last week, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges read out before Judge Azrul Darus.
On the first to 253rd counts, the man, called “Pak Su” by the three victims, was alleged to have committed incest with his nieces since they were six years old.
The accused, who is married but has no children, was alleged to have committed all the offences at his flat in Ampang here, between January 2006 and December 2013.
Each charge, under Section 376B of the Penal Code, provides for a jail term of up to 30 years with whipping, upon conviction.
On the 254th count, the man was charged with attempting to rape his 10-year-old niece at the same place between January and December 2017. If convicted, he could also face a maximum jail sentence of 30 years.
Deputy public prosecutor Norhashimah Hashim did not propose any bail on the grounds that there was a high chance the accused could harass the victims as they were relatives.
Counsel Shahrul Nizam Azwir, who represented the accused, asked the court to allow bail on the grounds that the two victims were no longer staying with the accused, and that the accused was ready to accept any additional terms.
Judge Azrul, however, did not allow the accused bail, and fixed March 13 for mention.
Last Friday, the man pleaded not guilty to 334 counts of committing incest against his niece since she was five years old.
It is understood that the three victims are siblings and have an elder brother.