It took the court officials two days to read out all 626 charges against the Malaysian man. They finished reading all the charges yesterday afternoon. The charges include 599 charges of sodomy against the 15 year old girl, as well as counts of rape and other sex crimes.
The man is said to have carnal knowledge of his daughter several times a day in their apartment in Sungai way, Petaling Jaya between January and July this year.
The man who had divorced the girl’s mother two years ago, had custody of the daughter while the two younger sisters are staying with their mother. It was his ex-wife who reported the case to the police and got the man arrested on July 26.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and will now proceed to trial. For each charge of sodomy, the man can be punished with a maximum jail term of 20 years. He faces a rape charge that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, and 30 other charges of sexual assault, each punishable by up to 20 years in Jail.
“He faces a prison sentence of over 12,000 years”, Aimi Syazwani, a deputy public prosecutor, told AFP.
The judge, Yong Zarida Sazali, denied the man bail after prosecutors warned there was a danger of the man fleeing away for intimidating witnesses. The suspect can not be named to protect the identity of the victim.