KOTA KINABALU: A local man pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court, today, to raping an under-aged girl.
Kirin Halapin, 22, was charged with the crime allegedly committed at Jalan Kg. Kibabaig, Penampang, at 7.00pm in 21 January.
He was charged under Section 376(2)(d) of the Penal Code which carries the punishment of 10 to 30 years jail and caning.
Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohammad set 23 February for the case mention.
The prosecution did not offer bail for the accused under the consideration of him living close to the victim.
Vice Prosecutor Akmalzatul Mohamed Nawi prosecuted. -SayangSabah