KOTA KINABALU: A worker of a wood factory pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court, today, to the charge of raping a 15-year-old female.
The accused, Mohd Nizar MatSalah @ MatSaleh, 24, was accused of committing the crime inside an abandoned government housing quarters at Membakut Water Department, Beaufort, in 21 February last year, around 11.00am.
He was charged under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code which carries the punishment of up to 20 years jail, and caning.
Judge Azreena Aziz set 1 March for the case mention and the accused was granted bail of RM10,000 (RM5,000 deposit) by two local bailers.
The court also ordered for the accused to stay clear from the victim and prosecution’s witnesses, and required to report himself at the nearest police station once a month.
Vice Prosecutor Husna Abdul Halim prosecuted. -SayangSabah