Following the case where a Malaysian man who pleaded guilty on Monday (May 7) to three counts of molestation involving his girlfriend’s two daughters, he was sentenced to six years’ jail and 12 strokes of the cane on Monday (May 14).
Four other outrage of modesty charges involving his older victim have also be taken into consideration during sentencing.
The 29-year-old had molested his girlfriend’s two daughters- an 8-year-old girl once and a 13-year-old six times- between April 17 and May 8 last year, while their mother and other siblings were asleep in the same room.
Before handing out the sentence, District Judge Kessler Soh said that the man had committed grave acts of outrage of modesty against two young victims.
Emphasising that the Malaysian had abused the girls’ trust, the judge added that the law must be enforced against such offenders.
For each count of molesting a girl under 14, he can be jailed for up to five years and fined or caned.