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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Man charged with sexual assault of two girls at flood relief centre

An unemployed man was charged in the Sessions Court in Kuala Terengganu today with committing physical sexual assault on two girls at a flood relief centre last week.

Mohammed Rashid Rahmat, 61, pleaded not guilty to both charges before judge Nooriah Osman.

He was charged with committing the offence on two girls, one aged seven years and four months and the other, seven years and five months, in the corridor of the flood relief centre at a primary school in the Kuala Nerus district between 6pm and 8pm last Nov 22.

The charges were framed under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offenses Against Children Act 2017 which provides a prison sentence of up to 20 years and whipping, if convicted.

The court then allowed the accused bail of RM5,000 for each charge in one surety.

Rashid was also ordered to report himself at the Gong Badak police station on the first day of every month pending the disposal of the case and to not intimidate the victims and witnesses.

The court set Dec 31 for mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Intan Nor Hilwani Mat Rifin prosecuted, while the accused was represented by lawyer Nurul Najmi Adila Md Nasir from the National Legal Aid Foundation.


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