Lorry driver, 65, on 8 sex charges involving 12-year-old girl

SEREMBAN: A 65-year-old lorry driver pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court today to eight counts of sexual offences against a 12-year-old girl including having in his possession child pornography videos.

V Subramaniam was charged with two counts of producing and possessing a pornographic video of a 12-year-old girl in his cell phone.

On the third charge, he was alleged to have persuaded the victim to commit sexual acts by promising to buy various types of goods and clothing for the victim.

He was charged with five counts of sexual harassment, ordering the victim to perform sexual acts on him and allowing the victim to watch the sexual acts conducted by him.

All these acts were committed at the car park of the Seremban Municipal Council Hawkers Complex, here, at 6pm between the second and third week of June.

Meanwhile, Subramaniam faced an alternative charge of possessing pornographic material in his cell phone.

The accused, who was not represented, could be jailed for up to five years, be fined or both if convicted.

Subramaniam was denied bail after deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin said the accused knew the victim’s family and there was a possibility the accused might harass the family if he was granted bail.