PUTRAJAYA: A faher who sodomised, raped and sexually abused his teenage daughter more than 600 times over a two-year period, has been given a 48-year jail term.
Judge Yong Zarida Sazali also imposed 24 strokes of the rotan on the 36-year-old man, a unit trust agent who pleaded guilty to all charges at the Special Courts for Sexual Crimes against Children, here last week.
The New Straits Times reported that the accused appeared calm when the judge meted out the sentence against him.
The English news portal reported that the father of three faced a total of 623 charges under the Penal Code, Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 (SOACA) and the Child Act 2016.
According to the fact of the case, he had sexually assaulted his eldest daughter several times a day ever since she was 13-years-old.
The acts began after he divorced his wife in 2015 and he continued to sodomise his daughter multiple times daily.
The 15-year-old victim, who had been living with him since her parents separated, only revealed her ordeal to her mother when she learnt that her father planned to take her two younger sisters to live with them.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim was also present during the proceedings.
The minister said she hope that the decision would serve as the lesson for the accused.
“I hope this case can increase the public awareness about crimes against the children,” she said.