Lorry driver pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of wife, daughter

06 Aug 2020 / 15:03 H.

KLANG: A lorry driver pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to two counts of sexual exploitation against his wife and a daughter between January 2015 and last February.

The 43-year-old man made the plea after the charges were read out to him before judge Datuk Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain.

The court set Aug 19 to obtain the facts of the case.

On the first count, he was charged with sexually exploiting his wife, aged 37, at a water treatment plant and a condominium unit at 2 Batu 9 Cheras between January 2015 and May 2019.

The charge was framed under Section 13(b) of the Anti-Trafficking In Persons And Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007, which provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and shall also be liable to fine, if found guilty.

He was also charged with sexually exploiting his daughter, aged 13, at the same condominium unit, between January 2019 until last February.

The charge, under Section 14 of the same law, also provides a similar punishment, upon conviction.

The accused, who was unrepresented, was not allowed bail.

Deputy public prosecutor Evangelin Simon Silvaraj prosecuted. -Bernama

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