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Man admitted guilty to raping underage girl

The High Court
The High Court

KOTA KINABALU: A local man was brought to the Sessions Court today for three charges  of  raping a 15-year-old girl.

Mohd Sharil Salim, 22, admitted guilty to the crimes before Judge Indra Ayub.

He was accused of  committing the crime in a hotel toilet in 15 February at 1pm, at an unnumbered house in 13 November at 12.00pm in Sipitang, and in 12 November inside a toilet in Sipitang.

The crimes are punishable under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code, with a maximum jail time of 20 years, and caning up to 24 times, if found guilty.

The court set 15 December for mention  of case pending reports from the Welfare Department since the accused was 21 years old at the time the crimes were committed.

The court refused bail for the accused. -SayangSabah

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