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Grandfather, father, 3 relatives charged with raping 12-year-old

LIMBANG: A 72-year-old grandfather was among five people charged with raping his granddaughter at the magistrate’s court here today.
The four other accused are his son, 40, and three relatives, aged between 16 and 21.
All of the accused were charged with raping the 12-year-old victim at separate locations in the village here between November last year and June this year.
According to the charge sheet, the senior citizen was slapped with six counts of committing the offence during the period.
The victim’s father was accused to have committed the offence for a total of four times.
Two of the relatives, aged 17 and 21, were accused to have committed the offence for three and four times respectively during the same period.
The other relative, 16, was slapped with five charges of committing the offence.
All five men were charged under Section 376B of the Penal Code for statutory rape, which carries the maximum 30 years’ imprisonment and whipping upon conviction.
No plea was recorded.
Magistrate Mohd Hafizi Abdul Halim fixed Sept 6 as mention for the case.
Prosecuting Officer Inspector Mohamad Faris Mohamed Asri prosecuted while all the accused were unrepresented.

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