TAWAU: A former madrasah principal was sentenced to three years’ jail by the magistrate’s court here yesterday for committing gross indecency against three of his students.
Mazlan Omar, 37, was found guilty of three charges under Section 377D of the Penal Code.
Magistrate Ferhanshah Farene sentenced the accused to a year’s jail for each charge and ordered him to serve the sentences consecutively.
Mazlan committed the offences against the boys aged 14 to 15 at a house in Bandar Sri Indah, Tawau between 11am and 10.20pm in June 2016.
The accused had asked all the three boys to perform indecent acts on him at the house.
Deputy public prosecutor Wan Muhammad Fitri Wan Azizan pressed for just punishment to serve as a lesson the members of the public.
Wan Muhammad Fitri also said that punitive actions should be imposed on the accused, by taking into account the victims’ age and the accused as the school principal, who has deep knowledge of religion, should be the one to protect them and not the other way around. — The Borneo Post