PUTRAJAYA: A man who was yesterday charged with 182 counts of committing sexual crime on his 15-year-old daughter, including 150 charges for sodomy, was charged in the Special Court for Sexual Crimes Against Children here today with another 444 counts of sodomising the girl.
This brings to 594 sodomy charges against the man, who allegedly committed carnal intercourse on the girl three times daily for seven months from January until July this year.
He pleaded not guilty to all the charges, totalling 626 in all, with all the offences allegedly committed at their house in Sungai Way, Petaling Jaya in Selangor.
Yesterday, besides the 150 charges for sodomy, the accused, who is a 36-year-old unit trust agent, was also charged with raping, sexually abusing and 30 counts of committing physical sexual assault on the girl.
The charges were read out one by one by a court interpreter and the accused, who was in the dock, without fail, responded by saying “understand the charge” and “claim trial” to each and everyone of them.
Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, when contacted, said the man was the first person in the country to be prosecuted with hundreds of charges for sexual crimes.
Today’s proceeding started at 9.15 am and ended at noon, during which the court broke for recess three times for the charges to be filed before they could be read out to the accused.
Judge Yong Zarida Sazali refused the accused bail and set Sept 18 for mention to obtain the medical and chemist report on the case.
Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Aimi Syazwani Sarmin, who prosecuted, did not request bail for fear that the accused would escape and also intimidate the witnesses.
According to reports, the suspect began sexually abusing his daughter since his divorce two years ago.
The daughter came under the custody of her father, while her two younger sisters were under the care of their mother following the separation. – MO