May 23 case mention for volunteer charged with sodomising tahfiz students

KUANTAN: The Sessions Court here today set May 23 for case mention of a 41-year-old volunteer at a tahfiz centre who has been charged with 38 counts of sexually assaulting 10 students.

Judge Siti Aminah Ghazali fixed the date after deputy public prosecutor Fatinah Abu Bakar informed the court that the prosecution had yet to receive the medical report on the victims from Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital.

Nasrul Arman Ahmad, represented by lawyer Syed Azimal Amir Syed Abu Bakar, was charged with 29 counts of sodomising six students at the centre and at his house in Taman Selamat, Teluk Sisek here, between July 2017 and February this year.

The charge, under Section 377C of the Penal Code, provides imprisonment of up to 20 years and whipping upon conviction.

Nasrul was also charged with nine counts under Section 14 (a) of the Sexual Offences against Children Act 2017 for sexually harassing and molesting four students.