Sales assistant receives 6 years in prison and lashes for sexually assaulting a teenager

Sales assistant receives 6 years in prison and lashes for sexually assaulting a teenager
Sales assistant receives 6 years in prison and lashes for sexually assaulting a teenager

A SALES assistant at a convenience store was sentenced today to six years in prison with six strokes of the cane by the Court of Sessions for two counts of sexually assaulting a teenage girl two years ago.

Judge Surita Budin imposed the sentence on Shukri Md Yasin, 36, after he pleaded guilty as soon as charges were read against him.

The court sentenced him to six years in prison and three strokes of the cane for each charge, and ordered that his prison term be served concurrently from the date of his arrest on June 20, 2020.

According to the first charge, he was accused of committing the crime against the 13-year-old victim at an unnumbered house in Kuala Klawang, Jelebu, around 2 a.m. on June 19, 2020.

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For the second count, he was charged with repeating the same offense at the same location at 3 a.m. on June 20, 2020.

The charges against him came under section 14(a) of the Sex Offenses Against Children Act 2017, which provides for prison terms not exceeding 20 years and flogging if convicted.

Deputy Prosecutor Norshawani Ishak prosecuted the case while the defendant was unrepresented. – Bernamá, June 16, 2022.